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Rahul and Zaheer are being humiliated: Ramachandra Guha


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New Delhi : Former Committee of Administrators member Ramachandra Guha feels Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subjected to “public humiliation” by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold.

“The shameful treatment of Anil Kumble has now been compounded by the cavalier treatment of Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid,” Guha tweeted.

“Kumble, Dravid and Zaheer were true greats of the game who gave it all on the field. They did not deserve this public humiliation,” he added.

His comments came after the CoA approved the appointment of Ravi Shastri as chief coach on Saturday. However, the committee did not implicitly specify whether Dravid and Khan were on board as batting and bowling consultants respectively for overseas tours, as had been claimed by the BCCI. As per the minutes of the meeting, the “appointments of other consultants will be decided by the committee in consultation with the head coach”. Guha had resigned from the CoA, lambasting the “superstar culture” in Indian cricket,

  • R.N.Ratnam

    Entirely agree with Guha. The mess has been created by Viinod Rai who is totally unsuitable to hold the position of the head of COA interfering in all matters including Shastri’s and support staff’s remuneration etc.
    Vinod Rai does not seem to know that Indian Women’s Cricket is also under the BCCI. Instaed of Edulji sitting and deciding on Shastri’s remuneration she should see how best Indian women be better encouraged financially , help from good coaches , training in the NCA and MRF Pace Academy etc.
    If one leaves out Kohli where is , comparably speaking, the opposite number of Mithali Raj
    On the whole the COA and Vinod Rai have been failures Hats off to Guha for revealing the mess.