Due to misbehaviour allegation, the BCCI recently asked the administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam to return immediately to India from the ongoing Caribbean tour. However, the BCCI has now changed their mind after Subramaniam has apologised unconditionally for his poor behaviour.
India national cricket team is currently busy in the Caribbean tour for the international cricket assignment. On this tour occasion, the Indian government has recently directed the BCCI to conduct a small video shoot with the Indian cricketers on ‘Water Conversation’ project.
The administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam had to co-ordinate with the Indian High Commissions officials in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.
But, later, he reportedly misbehaved with the senior Indian High Commissions official in Trinidad & Tobago. He also showed his annoyance for the continuous messages from the Indian High Commissions official. According to the reports, Subramaniam even repeatedly avoided the calls from the top government and BCCI officials.
Later, the Indian High Commissions reported this to the top Indian government officials.
Understanding these issues, the BCCI soon asked him to return to the home in the middle of the ongoing Caribbean tour. They even arranged his return flight tickets.
Sunil Subramaniam didn’t know that it was a request from the government of India – CoA chief
Recently, Subramaniam has apologised unconditionally for his actions. After this unconditional apology, the head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), Vinod Rai has decided to cancel his reprimand. Rai has claimed that Subramaniam was unaware of the Indian government’s request. The CoA chief has confirmed that the manager will continue the ongoing Caribbean tour until the end.
Rai said according to PTI, “Sunil Subramaniam didn’t know that it was a request from the government of India. I had initially thought of recalling him back but in the evening, after he tendered an unconditional apology, I have decided to keep him for the remainder of the tour. He will complete this tour as I have now accepted his apology.”
Like the head coach Ravi Shastri, Sunil Subramaniam has also received a 45-day extension on his contract after the completion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The BCCI will soon appoint the administrative manager along with the other staffs, including the coaches. It will be interesting if Subramaniam can be available for the interview after this incident.
Sunil Subramaniam was the former Tamil Nadu and Assam cricketer. The left-arm spinner played 74 first-class matches and 28 List A games where he took 285 and 33 wickets respectively. He was also a former coach of the Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.