BCCI media manager Nishant Arora dismissed, accused of leaking information to Anurag Thakur

Reports say that Aroa called it a day last evening when he was asked to shift to Mumbai at Cricket House where the rest of the staff works

BCCI media manager Nishant Arora dismissed, accused of leaking information to Anurag Thakur

The Indian cricket team's media manager Nishant Arora has given his resignation following Committee of Administrators (COA)’s ruling to shut down the Delhi office of BCCI.

Reports say that Aroa called it a day last evening when he was asked to shift to Mumbai at Cricket House where the rest of the staff works. He didn't even go to Hyderabad where India will play Bangladesh in one test match from February 9.

All the Delhi office staff were recruited by former BCCI president Anurag Thakur, and with Supreme Court ousting him from the post made it clear that the rest of the staff also would be laid off.

Janta Ka Reporter  quoted COA member Diana Edulji as saying that they have not named anyone but only to close the Delhi office.

“We had just said that President’ s Office in Delhi should be shut down and all those recruited in Delhi office will need to go. We never named Nishant but if he is a Delhi Office recruit then he has to go. But if his media manager’s contract is independent of it, then Rahul (BCCI CEO Rahul Johri) takes a final call. Nishant’s replacement will also be decided by Rahul,” said Edulji.

Arora has been appointed as the BCCI media manager 18 months ago and had been with the team on their  Australia, US and West Indies tours. He is accused of leaking vital information to the sacked president and BJP MP Anurag Thakur.

DNA quoted a senior player saying:  “Is he (media manager) there to make things easy for us or to irritate us? There is so much of mistrust between players about who is leaking our personal conversation to the outside world.

“Media manager’s job is to deal with the media but this guy (Arora) is all over the place… inside dressing room, during team celebrations, in team discussions regarding playing eleven etc.”

 

The media manager is not supposed to be in the dressing room particularly when the players discussing their tactics for the game or when discussion about playing eleven is going on.