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Team India manager who ‘behaved rudely’ with diplomats in West Indies won’t be called back

An ‘apology-cum-explanation’ by Sunil Subramaniam over a photo-shoot controversy in Trinidad has been accepted by Vinod Rai-led CoA.

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Kolkata: Team India’s administrative manager Sunil Subramaniam will not be called back from the West Indies by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is calling the shots in the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

According to a top source of ThePrint, who spoke late Wednesday, Subramaniam’s “apology-cum-explanation” over a photo-shoot controversy in Port of Spain has been “accepted” by CoA chairman Vinod Rai and his colleagues — Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge.

Subramaniam is said to have upset Indian diplomats in Trinidad when he was approached for permission for a government photo shoot, allegedly behaving rudely and denying permission.

The photo shoot had been requested by the Union government for a promotional, set to be aired in a few weeks.

That Subramaniam, who is on extension till the end of the tour of the West Indies, could be spared the embarrassment of being recalled, was reported by ThePrint earlier in the day.

A left-arm spinner who played for Tamil Nadu and Assam, Subramaniam used to be Ravichandran Ashwin’s personal coach.


Also read: Team India manager facing recall from West Indies for upsetting diplomats apologises to CoA


Lokendra Pratap Sahi is a veteran sports journalist who has covered cricket across the globe for nearly four decades.

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