Mumbai: Indian cricket team’s media manager Nishant Arora has been accused of leaking details of dressing room talks to the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur.
Thakur was sacked as the president of the cricket board by the Supreme Court earlier this year, after BCCI failed to adhere to the recommendations made by the SC appointed Justice RM Lodha Committee.
As per a report in DNA, two senior members of the Indian team have reported the scenario to BCCI. According to the players, Nishant has been ‘over-indulgent’ in dressing room matters and has been reporting them ‘verbatim’ to Thakur.
A senior Team India member asked: “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,” said the player.
“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,” added the senior player.
Arora, who is still believed to be handling Thakur's social media accounts, has denied that he is leaking dressing room information to the former president....