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Posted at: May 19, 2019, 7:17 AM; last updated: May 19, 2019, 7:17 AM (IST)

Acting secy questions BCCI prez’s contribution

New Delhi, May 18

The tiff between acting BCCI president CK Khanna and Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji over the presentation of the IPL trophy to the winning captain has taken a new turn. 

Acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary has taken a dig at Khanna and said that apart from being someone who has time and again looked for opportunities to get photographed, there has been little contribution from the acting BCCI president. 

Choudhary has taken a dig at Khanna and questioned his contribution as the BCCI president apart from sending greetings to people and collecting passes from all and sundry. He also pointed out how the BCCI president has never spoken a word in important meetings of the board. “As fate would have it, the Supreme Court while removing the president on January 2, 2017 had been left with no alternative but to appoint one of the five vice-presidents in his place. And thus you came to occupy the seat meant for titans like Grant Govan, Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, Vizianagram, MA Chidambaram, ZR Irani, NKP Salve, Raj Singh Dungarpur, Jagmohan Dalmiya, Sharad Pawar and Shashank Manohar. Each one of these giants commanded awe and respect on account of their stature and contribution to the glorious game of cricket. One had only hoped that at least the circumstances of this elevation and positions and responsibilities of the office which these hitherto geniuses had occupied would help you rise above the most undistinguished stretch that you have had so far. What have you done since fate ensconced you there apart from collecting passes from all and sundry, extending New Year’s, Diwali, Christmas greetings and not missing a single opportunity for getting photographed least realising how much damage it has brought to the BCCI’s pride and reputation,” Choudhary wrote. — IANS

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