Search on for 'Hand of God' as CoA passes buck in Shaw fiasco
New Delhi: After the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tufan Ghosh feigned ignorance on Thursday, it is the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) which has passed the buck in the Prithvi Shaw doping fiasco.
Nobody seems to have an idea as to how the opener kept training at the NCA despite being handed a ban on July 16. The matter reminds one of the infamous 'Hand of God' incident wherein nobody was initially sure as to how Diego Maradona scored that famous goal in the 1986 World Cup game between Argentina and England.
Two-Test old Shaw (19) has been banned from all forms of cricket for a period of eight months after failing a dope test. A CoA member said that
the committee was not in the loop on the technicalities at
play regarding the issue and it would be unfair for them to comment on the matter since they weren't aware of the process followed.
"We are not aware of the technicalities that come with these matters. We don't know the rules and we shouldn't be commenting on something which we are not aware of. Not sure if we will discuss this in the next CoA meeting either," the member said.