BCCI has become board of resignations?

Of late, BCCI has witnessed a spate of resignations. Many say, it is due to the non-transparent way of functioning of the Board.

updated: December 05, 2007 17:08 IST
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Eight months ago, Dilip Vengsarkar was the Chairman of Selectors, Rahul Dravid was the captain and Greg Chappell the coach.

Since then, the coach and the captain have resigned and the Chairman of Selectors is on the verge of resigning.

Each of them on their way out, hinted or directly blamed the bitter politics that has come to define Indian cricket.

When unceremoniously dropped from captaincy, Dravid had said: ''Being captain just chips away and chips away and chips away. Most of your energies go not just in cricket, but all the stuff outside of it."

Ironically, Vengsarkar chose the same views of the captain, he never got along with making a series of allegations against Board members.

However, it's not just the board, the climate of politics and intrigue unites both cricket officials and players.

Greg Chappell claimed he was stifled from doing his job by a 'Mafia of Senior Players' that is why he quit.

What does this say about the Board of Control for cricket in India - one of the richest cricket establishments in the world - so powerful that it virtually dictates terms to all other cricket board in the world but can't keep its own house in order?