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BCCI was working on removing Virat Kohli from ODI captaincy for past 4 months: Reports

The BCCI has two ways of moving forward after what has transpired in the last few months.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 19 December 2021 10:00 pm

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  • The Board was reportedly planning to remove Kohli as the ODI captain from the past four months.
  • The BCCI now has two ways of moving forward.

After all the drama that has unfolded ever since Virat Kohli was sacked as the One Day Internationals (ODI) skipper by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a new set of media reports claim that the Board was planning to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy from the last four months.

The reports emerged after Rohit Sharma was named as the new white-ball captain of the Indian cricket team after Kohli opted to step down as the leader of the T20I format. The BCCI, in its defence said, that it had asked Kohli to not resign from the T20I skipper’s job and once he had gone ahead and done that, it was only logical that they went ahead with one white-ball captain.

However, Kohli outrightly contradicted BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s remark that he had been asked to not step down as the T20I captain. He in fact said that he received a call one and a half hours before the Test squad for the South Africa series was selected, in which he was informed that he would not be the captain of the ODIs.

Among other reports, the one carried by the Times Now suggests that the Board was planning to remove Kohli as the ODI captain from the past four months.

Kohli was removed as captain since India have not won an ICC tournament under him

“I can understand why (he was removed as ODI captain)- the reason – we haven’t won an ICC tournament. Whether the decision they took is right or wrong, there’s no debate. It’s a logical decision which I understand. The events that transpired and the way I was communicated (things), I’ve told you,” sources told Times Now.

Sources further suggest that after what has eventually unfolded, the BCCI has two ways of moving forward whether to issue an official statement clarifying what exactly happened or ignore whatever Kohli said at the presser. In addition, Kohli can even be issued a show-cause notice.


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