Sunil Subramaniam, the Indian cricket team’s administrative manager, is set to be severely reprimanded by the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI). The same is because he allegedly misbehaved with the officials of the country’s High Commissioners in the West Indies where the Virat Kohli-captained national team is currently taking part in a three-match ODI series.
The tour ends on September 3 with the conclusion of the second Test at the Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Subramaniam is currently on a 45-day extension period along with head coach Ravi Shastri and the other support staff. He is unlikely to be retained after the fresh rounds of interviews are conducted following the conclusion of India’s campaign in the Caribbean Islands.
“The Indian team was supposed to shoot a small advertisement on ‘Water Conservation’ as this directive came from the government. It was learnt that the two High Commissions were informed by the BCCI that Subramaniam is their point person as he is the administrative manager,” a top BCCI source was quoted as saying in The Indian Express.
“When a very senior person from Indian High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago called up Subramaniam seeking his co-operation, he told him ‘Don’t flood me with messages’. The BCCI has come to know that he refused to entertain their calls when all they were doing was to carry out the government’s directive,” the senior official added.
A severe reprimand is on cards for Subramaniam
Subramaniam was appointed as the team’s administrative manager back in 2017. As per a top BCCI source, he was asked to co-operate with the officials of the Indian High Commissions in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago for the Men in Blue’s shoot on ‘Water Conservation’.
It’s a project initiated by the Indian government. The shoot is expected to take place on Tuesday in Port of Spain and will feature the 30-year-old captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the Indian vice-captain in the limited-overs formats.
“The bureaucrat certainly wasn’t amused and the matter reached government corridors in Delhi and in turn ended up at CoA chief Vinod Rai’s doorstep. It is learnt that CEO Rahul Johri and his team needed to step in to ensure that things were back on track. However, a severe reprimand is on cards for Subramaniam,” the official mentioned.
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