GAUTAM Ghambir Lashes Out CAB For Inviting Mohammed Azharuddin For India Vs West Indies T20

GAUTAM   Gambhir, former India’s national  cricketer and captain  of  Kolkata Knight  Riders  has slammed Saurav Ganguly  headed  Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for inviting former skipper Mohammad Azharuddin for the first India vs West Indies T20I in Kolkata on Sunday. “India may have won today at Eden but I am sorry @BCCI, CoA & CAB lost. Looks like the no tolerance policy against corrupt takes a leave on Sundays!” Gambhir posted on his Twitter handle. “I know he was allowed to contest HCA polls but then this is shocking. The bell is ringing, hope the powers that be are listening. “Incidentally, Azharuddin was banned for life by BCCI for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal that rocked the cricket world in 2000. However, in 2012, the former captain’s ban was overturned by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. While BCCI has not issued any formal statement on the Azharuddin issue for the past few years, the latter has been a regular feature at the board’s events. His financial dues, though, are yet to be cleared. It is not clear why as to why BCCI has not appeal against the High Court’s judgement in the Supreme Court of India.Delhi based Ghambir, who also captained Delhi in the Ranji Trophy has earlier, opposed Manoj Prabhakar after he was shortlisted for Delhi coach’s job. It was learnt that Virender Sehwag, Delhi based  former  national  cricketer, Member of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association’s Cricket Advisory Committee, didn’t like some of the questions Gambhir had posed to Prabhakar. Two years ago, DDCA was forced to replace Ajay Jadeja with Vijay Dahiya as coach after Gambhir made it clear he wouldn’t play if the former remained the coach. Gambhir, 37, has meanwhile quit as captain of   Delhi cricket team saying that he will be happy if a younger cricketer leads the team at the national level. Hence, Nitish Rana, 24, has taken over from him as Delhi’s Ranji captain .It is “Time to pass the captaincy baton to youngsters, hence have requested the DDCA selectors not to consider me for that role. I will be in the background helping the new leader to win games,” Gambhir tweeted.Rana is a middle-order batsman with   an average of 46.29 in 24 first-class appearances.  (pic courtesy “ The Deccan Chronicle)

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