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Gambhir slams cricket administrators after Azharuddin rings Eden Gardens' bell

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Monday slammed the BCCI, (CoA) and the Association of Bengal (CAB) for allowing former to ring the bell at the start of the first T20I between and in Kolkata on Sunday.

Gambhir, 37, took to and said that even though the Indian team came out victorious in the game against West Indies, the BCCI, CoA and CAB had lost after giving the opportunity to ring the bell.

"may have won today at Eden but I am sorry @bcci, CoA &CAB lost. Looks like the No Tolerance Policy against Corrupt takes a leave on Sundays! I know he was allowed to contest polls but then this is shocking....The bell is ringing, hope the powers that be are listening," the left-handed batsman tweeted.

However, CAB officials refused to comment on Gambhir's view.

Azharuddin had been accused of match-fixing in the early 2000s. The batsman featured in 99 Test matches and 334 ODIs for India before the BCCI banned him over the match-fixing scandal.

From his debut hundred in 1984-85 at Kolkata to a match-saving hundred in 1993, and have a connection.

The ringing of the five-minute bell, introduced at Lord's, is a ritual started in 2007. An or or a well known enthusiast of the sport is tasked to perform the act.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:52 IST
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