Greg Chappell alleges cover-up
Malcolm Conn, writing in the Australian , reveals that Greg Chappell, in a documentary, had said that the Indian board had covered up an incident involving a fan who assaulted him after breaching team security.
Malcolm Conn, writing in the Australian, reveals that Greg Chappell, in a documentary, had said that the Indian board had covered up an incident involving a fan who assaulted him after breaching team security.
In the documentary, Guru Greg, to be shown on ABC television next week, the former Australia captain makes it clear that he believes he was attacked because he was a foreigner.
"I got hit on the side of the head and my immediate reaction was 'he's broken my jaw'," Chappell said after he was hit and pushed as the Indian team arrived in Bhubaneswar, in the eastern state of Orissa, to play a one-day international against the West Indies in January this year.".
In an other article, Conn writes on Chappell's unsuccessful attempt to change Indian cricket.
Now coach of a new academy set up by the Rajasthan Cricket Association, Chappell offers an often frank and unflattering assessment of the amateur and bureaucratic Board of Control for Cricket in India which is sure to prompt yet more outrage from officials more efficient at blame shifting than forward thinking. Indian demi-gods such as Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are painted as ageing, selfish cricketers more interested in personal success than team triumph
Ashok Ganguly is an editorial assistant at Cricinfo