BCCI members discuss Lodha panel secretary’s allegations

BCCI and its affiliated units have discussed the alleged remarks made by Lodha Panel's secretary in their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday.

"Secretary Ajay Shirke (left) mentioned about some allegations made by Lodha Panel secretary Gopal Shankarnarayan’s about selectors."   -  Vivek Bendre

The members of the affiliated units of the BCCI during its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday discussed Lodha panel secretary Gopal Shankarnarayan’s alleged remarks on the selectors, but no specific decision was taken on the matter. According to The Indian Express, Shankarnarayan had reportedly accused BCCI's selectors of indulging in sexual favours for selection.

“Yes, the matter came up for discussion on the floor. Secretary Ajay Shirke mentioned about some allegations made by Lodha Panel secretary Gopal Shankarnarayan’s about selectors. But let me state this, Mr. Shirke never clarified about which selectors he was referring to. Hearing this, Brijesh Patel and M. P. Pandove were furious,” a member of affiliated unit told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

“Some of the members said that there should be a protest lodged with the Supreme Court appointed panel. While some members discussed that whether any legal steps can be taken, one of the veteran officials from a southern State told members that first one should be sanguine that there is no truth to such allegations and then only mull any legal action.

I felt he was right as he cautioned the BCCI from doing anything in haste,” the member further added.