Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that there are far too many politicians in the BCCI and cutting back on some of them might help it become more professional and restore its credibility.
“The BCCI has got way too many politicians involved. Cutting back on them isn’t a bad start,” said Chappell at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Chappell termed the Indian Board as a “bully” when asked to describe it in one word. Citing the example of the Decision Review System, Chappell said, “India has a lot of power now, but with power comes responsibility. I don’t trust the DRS either and I think it is a rubbish system. But that is beside the point. Either every one has to use it or not use it.”.
Chappell suggested that the BCCI should have a proper team to run the sport in the country. “Like you cannot have all 11 bowlers or all 11 batsmen in a team. Similarly, to run a cricket body, all should not be cricketers but some administrators also. Putting an administration body together is like picking a cricket team,” he said.