India's manager accused of misconduct, called back from West Indies
By Asiaville Desk • 14/08/2019 at 10:35AM
Subramaniam now has to appear before BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and respond to charges of rude behaviour with Indian Foreign Service officials.
India's cricket board, the BCCI, has recalled the Indian team's administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam from the West Indies tour. He has been accused of misconduct and indiscipline. It is for the first time that the board has taken such action against a manager.
Subramaniam allegedly misbehaved with senior officials of the country's High Commissions on the West Indies tour.
Subramaniam now has to appear before BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and respond to the charges of misconduct with Indian Foreign Service [IFS] officials.
IFS officials met Subramanian at the government's request. He had to oversee the shooting of a video with Indian players to promote water conservation.
A BCCI official said, "The Indian team shot for a long time on the water conservation project and Subramaniam was supposed to oversee it. After it was over, he was sent an e-mail and asked to catch the earliest available flight. There is no possibility of continuing in the position."
It is reported that a senior High Commission officer called up Subramaniam, and was given short shrift. He reportedly told the diplomat, "Don't flood me with messages."
Subramaniam has unconditionally apologised to the officials of the Indian High Commission in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. In his apology, he cited stress and inability to sleep as a reason for his rudeness.
"It is understandable that the matter has reached a high level and the BCCI cannot be seen to be doing nothing about it," said a BCCI official.
The former Tamil Nadu spinner has also been the coach of Ravichandran Ashwin. Subramaniam played 74 first class matches and took 285 wickets.
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