Team India manager accused of misconduct in WI, set to be reprimanded
The Indian cricket team’s administrative manager, Sunil Subramanium, is set to be reprimanded by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) for allegedly misbehaving with officials of the country’s High Commissions in the West Indies during the ongoing series.
Subramaniam, who received a 45-day extension along with head coach Ravi Shastri is unlikely to be retained once the tour ended.
The Telegraph India reported that Subramaniam is likely to be recalled midway through the tour and asked to explain his conduct.
It is known that the Indian cricketers were scheduled for commercial shoot out on water conservation under direction from the Indian government.
Once the High Commission staff contacted the administrative manager, he allegedly refused to entertain them.
Reports further revealed when a very senior person from the High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago called up Subramaniam, he allegedly told him “don’t flood me with messages”.
Following the incident, a senior BCCI official said,
“During the Perth Test, there was an oral communication from the catering unit to Cricket Australia operations manager Adam Fraser about the manager making some staff uncomfortable with his behaviour.
“As of now, he is getting a severe reprimand. It is there to be seen if Subramaniam is asked to come back before the Test series and an interim manager is sent.
“Even if they don’t send an interim manager, there is logistics manager Hrishikesh Upadhyay, security officer (Soumyadeep Pyne) plus media manager (Anand Subramanium) is also present. What’s his need,” he said.
Subramaniam who became team’s administrative manager in 2017 has refused to talk on the incident.