Anurag Thakur, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president, slammed Sandeep Patil, the former head of the selection panel, for disclosing confidential information related to Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni after his stint concluded this month.
Thakur came down severely on Patil and hinted at the former Indian batsman being penalised in the near future, “Let me make it very clear. Sandeep [Patil] being a former chairman should not have made these comments. When he was the chairman, he replied differently to the same questions. But after that [his tenure], it was different. It was totally unethical of him to do that,” Thakur told.
Patil had revealed that during his tenure, the selection panel contemplated about leaving out Tendulkar before he called time on his illustrious career in 2013. He had added that the committee had also thought of axing Dhoni as the One-Day International (ODI) captain before the 2015 World Cup.
“Any organisation, if they hire him, will think ten times that after leaving the organisation, he will speak about the organisation,” Thakur added further.
When Thakur was queried about whether any action would be taken against Patil over ‘the breach of confidentiality’, he observed: “The right people in the BCCI will speak to him soon.