The 57–year–old Chetan Sharma was appointed as the chairman of the selection committee in September 2016, replacing Sandeep Patil. He had a tenure of almost two–and–a–half years and had overseen the team‘s selection in various tournaments, including the 2017 Champions Trophy, the 2018 Asia Cup, and the 2019 World Cup.
Chetan Sharma Steps Down
The decision to step down was taken after the channel aired a sting operation on Sunday evening, which had Chetan Sharma talking about the use of the banned substance by players. He was also heard making a strange comment that players need to take injections in order to enhance their fitness.
The BCCI has been left with little choice but to accept Chetan Sharma’s resignation. The board is now expected to name his successor in due course and will be hoping that the new selection committee will help India to regain its lost glory. Chetan Sharma recently got into trouble as a video got leaked in which he was seen trash-talking about Virat Kohli. He further said that he removed Kohli from the captaincy.
We Stand With Chetan Sharma pic.twitter.com/Og0SE9QcpZ
— ً (@Ro45Goat) February 14, 2023
Chetan’s decision to resign has saved the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from a long and tedious disciplinary process. Reports suggest that the former Indian bowler had traveled to Kolkata to watch the Ranji Trophy final between Bengal and Saurashtra, alongside four colleagues. On the first day of the match, he was safely tucked away from the media. However, he was not seen at Eden on the second day, leading to speculation of his resignation.
The resignation comes as a relief to the BCCI, as it would have otherwise been embroiled in a lengthy disciplinary process. This would have included a show cause notice, a temporary suspension, followed by a formal hearing, and a decision from the Ethics Officer. By deciding to resign, Chetan has simplified matters for the BCCI and removed any further need for disciplinary action.
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People criticized Chetan via memes over social media platforms:
Chetan Sharma now #Chetansharma pic.twitter.com/Pa8ePuatSO
— satyeahnshu (@Satyeahnshu) February 14, 2023
Jay shah and Chetan Sharma 😂 pic.twitter.com/yhnvixeeVD
— Ashish Shrivastava (@ashishayush1177) February 17, 2023
Next meeting between Chetan Sharma and Jay Shah pic.twitter.com/ynsnSQASs6
— J 🇮🇳 (@jaynildave) February 14, 2023
scenes inside chetan sharma house pic.twitter.com/kWYHNPGooJ
— sudhanshu' (@whoshud) February 14, 2023
Chetan Sharma sent his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
Virat Kohli fans right now :#ChetanSharmaSting #BCCI #GameOver #ViratKohli #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/dj3doexFv3
— Yogi Says (@imyogi_26) February 17, 2023
A short conversation between Jay shah and Chetan Sharma#ChetanSharma #JayShah #BCCI #stingoperation @be_mewadi pic.twitter.com/28qyuzTXMU
— Chiwala (@Chiwala59) February 17, 2023
Relax guyssss ZEE news do good things tooooo😂
Whoever did this sting operation have my respect kingggg 👑#ChetanSharmaSting #Chetansharma #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/2iWdzFTy4K
— Rain drops (@us_obliviate) February 15, 2023
Chetan Sharma meeting with Jay shah , Saurav Ganguly and others 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Xs74ywQhmo
— Abhinav Jha 🇮🇳 (@abhinavj617) February 15, 2023
Jay Shah making Chetan Sharma sign in resignation letter.#ChetanSharma pic.twitter.com/cGu7IPAX1k
— Awarapan 🇮🇳 (@KingSlayer_Rule) February 17, 2023