Atul Bedade suspended as Baroda women coach

Baroda has indefinitely suspended Atul Bedade, the top coach of the state’s ladies’s group, pending an inquiry into allegations together with these of sexual harassment.

A letter from the Baroda Cricket Affiliation (BCA) to Bedade, which has been considered by ESPNcricinfo, did not checklist particular allegations in opposition to him, however famous their nature: “Private feedback on physicality”, “Feedback that discourage the morale of group members”, “Indignant outbursts unbecoming of a ladies’s group coach and utilizing unparliamentary language that’s not accepted of an individual in-charge”, and “Behaviour oblivious of gender sensitivity”.

Ajit Lele, the BCA secretary, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the affiliation’s apex committee would kind a probe committee to look into the allegations in opposition to Bedade. With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic placing cricket operations on maintain globally, it isn’t but sure when the probe committee can be shaped.

The 53-year-old Bedade, who performed 13 ODIs for India within the 1990s, took over because the Baroda ladies coach in April 2019.

“This has come to me as a shock,” Bedade advised ESPNcricinfo. “That is all baseless and false allegations. I’ll put my aspect [forward] quickly.”


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