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.”