Over the last week, all eyes have been on Chetan Sharma, who was on the receiving end of a controversial sting-operation done by Zee. In that sting operation, the current selector had his opinion on everything in Indian cricket, ranging from the inclusion of Sanju Samson to the apparent rift between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.
In the wake of that incident, it was reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were going to take a serious action against the selector. It has been revealed that the 57-year-old has resigned from his post as the current Chief selector of the national team. Reports suggested that BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah has accepted the resignation letter.
"Yes, Chetan has tendered his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah and his resignation has been accepted. His position had become untenable after the sting operation," a senior BCCI source told PTI. "He resigned voluntarily and wasn't asked to resign."
After being sacked as the Chief selector, the former all-rounder was reinstated as the selector of the national team after a few months. With India set to yet name the squad for the third and fourth Test, it would be interesting to see who would take a call on the selection. According to reports from Cricbuzz, Shiv Sundar Das is expected to succeed Chetan as the selector.
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