Shashank Manohar deserted the ship: Bishan Singh Bedi

May 11, 2016, 08:30 IST | Clayton Murzello

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi reckoned Shashank Manohar deserted the ship by quitting as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday.

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Bishan Singh Bedi. Pic/Atul Kamble
Bishan Singh Bedi. Pic/Atul Kamble

"As a layman, it does appear he is deserting the ship, but it is his decision. Why did he take it up in the first place," Bedi told mid-day yesterday from New Delhi.

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He added: "I sincerely hope the pressure of the Supreme Court was not too much for him. The Board should now find a good, selfless successor.

It is a crucial time, but who could that selfless head be? I am looking at things positively. This is a moment of trial for the BCCI to come up with a clean solution."

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Bedi praised Justice RM Lodha for his work in order to set things right in Indian cricket. "He has done a fantastic job. He has looked at the administration in other countries too. He deserves an award," remarked Bedi.

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