Connect with us

Cricket News

Baroda Women’s Team Coach Suspended For Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Baroda Women’s Team Coach Suspended For Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

The head coach of women’s cricket team of the Baroda Cricket Association was suspended on Saturday followed by allegations of sexual harassment. The BCA secretary informed about a probe committee to be formed to look into the matter.

What are the allegations?

A suspension was announced by the Baroda Cricket association against Atul Bedade, the head coach of its women’s cricket team after few senior players raised voice against him. His misbehaviour and sexual harassment during the Women’s Senior One-day Tournament in Himachal Pradesh last month was reported against him. Earlier Bedede has coached the Baroda men’s team as well before taking the responsibility of the women’s team a year back.

A letter from the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) to Bedade had no list of specific allegations against him as viewed and reported by the ESPNcricinfo as such. But it mentioned the phrases like “Personal comments on physicality”, “Comments that discourage the morale of team members”, “Angry outbursts unbecoming of a women’s team coach and using unparliamentary language that is not accepted of a person in-charge”, and “Behaviour oblivious of gender sensitivity”.

Secretary confirms

The BCA secretary Ajit Lele confirmed the news to PTI saying, “Yes, he is being suspended with immediate effect pending inquiry by probe committee having one neutral member from outside BCA.”

Regarding the probe committee, a source said, “It is standard practice (suspension) after you receive a complaint of sexual harassment.” While asked about the same by the ESPNcricinfo, Lele informed that a probe committee by the association’s apex committee would be formed to understand and investigate the whole situation. Amid the pandemic outbreak he failed to mention any specific date or deadline fo the same

Bedade who played 13 ODIs in 1994 for the Indian team to score just 158 runs at an average of 22.57 told ESPNcricinfo, “This has come to me as a surprise. This is all baseless and false allegations. I will put my side [forward] soon.”

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1st Test 21:40 PM 02 December 2020
WI 0-0(0)
NZ 5-380(120.4)

Seddon Park


1st T20I 08:10 AM 04 December 2020
IND 0-0(0)
AUS 0-0(0)

Manuka Oval


1st ODI 11:00 AM 04 December 2020

Six Gun Grill Newlands


23:30 PM 05 December 2020

Drummoyne Oval


2nd ODI 08:00 AM 06 December 2020

Boland Park


2nd T20I 08:10 AM 06 December 2020
IND 0-0(0)
AUS 0-0(0)

Sydney Cricket Ground


No completed match yet!

T20 Match 1 16:00 PM 20 February 2020
Quetta Gladiators 171/7 (18.3)
Islamabad United 168 (19.1)

Match Ended

Quetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United by 3 wickets

T20 Match 2 10:00 AM 21 February 2020
Karachi Kings 201/4 (20.0)
Peshawar Zalmi 191/7 (20.0)

Match Ended

Karachi Kings beat Peshawar Zalmi by 10 runs

T20 Match 3 15:00 PM 21 February 2020
Lahore Qalandars 138/8 (20.0)
Multan Sultans 142/5 (16.1)

Match Ended

Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets

T20 Match 4 09:00 AM 22 February 2020
Quetta Gladiators 148/5 (20.0)
Peshawar Zalmi 153/4 (18.3)

Match Ended

Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets

Like us at Blogadda

More in Cricket News