Head coach Ravi Shastri, who has done cricket commentary for a long time, has a lot of anecdotes. By tying these memories in a bundle, he wrote a book, the launch of the same is now taking a toll on Indian cricket. Little did Shastri, who wrote the book, know that he was simultaneously scripting the tragic end to the England tour.
Actually, before the fourth Test in London, the program was kept in a five star hotel. Instead of sweating on the field wearing a track suit, the Indian team was partying well. Was meeting people. Violating the bio-bubble. In Britain, no one was wearing a mask due to the relaxation of the rules. This program marks the entry of the corona virus in the Indian camp, which has now got the BCCI spit in front of the world.
How did the program happen without permission?
Head coach Ravi Shastri and his entire team i.e. bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel got corona infected one after the other. All of them have received both doses of the vaccine. Later, the team’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was also found positive, after which the cricketers decided not to play the fifth match. Now questions are being raised on the book launching ceremony held in London. Written permission was not obtained from BCCI for this program.
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Whose negligence in the whole case?
A senior board official said, “Permission was not taken from President Sourav Ganguly or Secretary Jay Shah. Perhaps they felt that there was a relaxation of health safety rules in Britain, so permission was not needed. The team’s administrative manager Girish Dongre’s job is to complete all the paperwork for such celebrations and ensure that the protocol is followed.
Will head coach Shastri get punished?
“Shastri or Kohli is unlikely to be punished for this act before the T20 World Cup, after that Shastri is going to leave,” the official said. If Kohli is the captain then he too will not be punished. Dongre may be asked what he did as an administrative manager. The BCCI wanted him to play, but some senior players were so scared that both the boards became concerned about his mental health. He was scared to stay in isolation and bubble for 10 more days.
Everyone flouted the rules together
Now the question arises that after Rishabh Pant was found positive after the World Test Championship final, Board Secretary Jay Shah had asked the players to stay away from the crowd, was it implemented. The official said, ‘There are relaxations in the rules in the UK, but such crowds should have been avoided. These people participated in the function and got scared when the cases of infection came.