KKR declines to comment on Jadeja revelation
The Kolkata Knight Riders declined to comment on the sensational revelation by former Test cricketer Ajay Jadeja that racial discrimination was prevalent in the Shah Rukh Khan-owned side in the Indian Premier League.cricket Updated: May 12, 2009 21:13 IST
The Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday declined to comment on the sensational revelation by former Test cricketer Ajay Jadeja that racial discrimination was prevalent in the Shah Rukh Khan-owned side in the Indian Premier League.
Jadeja said on Monday that an Indian player was asked to come off while fielding and when asked why he was called back, one of the assistant coaches said, "You bloody Indian, you do as you're told."
According to NDTV news channel, the player and coach involved are Test discard Ajit Agarkar and bowling coach Andy Bichel.
Asked for a reaction to Jadeja's comments, KKR director Joy Bhattacharya, who is in South Africa, declined to comment.
But a team insider claimed that racial bias existed in the team which is langishing at the bottom of the table in the ongoing IPL.
The insider cited examples of Sourav Ganguly and Aakash Chopra, Sanjay Bangar among others and said: "Racial discrimination is clearly prevalent in the side. Ganguly was sacked as captain two days before Knight Riders first match... Chopra and Bangar were sent home by the Kolkata Knight Riders’ management, after the fourth match."
First Published: May 12, 2009 21:10 IST