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No replacement for logistics manager

Calcutta/Dhaka: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided not to send any replacement for MA Satheesh, who has been recalled from his duties as Team India’s logistics manager from the ongoing World T20.

Satheesh is employed with India Cements and has been the logistics manager of the Indian team for the past few seasons.

“It has been decided that the Board will not be sending any replacement for Satheesh for the remainder of the World T20,” the Indian team’s media manager Dr RN Baba said when contacted by The Telegraph.

After the Supreme Court’s directive that no India Cements employee should be assigned any job in the BCCI, Satheesh was called back by the Board. But since the World T20 is almost in its business end, the BCCI doesn’t think that a new logistics manager will be required just for a few days.

An earlier media release had said that visa-process delayed the arrival of the new logistics manager, but it’s obvious now that that plan has been shelved.

Meanwhile, complying with the apex court’s order, the Board has also given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the BCCI.

The notable face among them is Tamil Nadu Cricket Association secretary Kashi Viswanathan, who was a member of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and New Area Development sub-committees. He headed the costs department of India Cements for a long time and retired only a couple of years back.