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Why Azhar? Gambhir blasts CAB invitation to former captain

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The outspoken has lashed out at the Association of Bengal for inviting former for the first T20 International against the

Gambhir, not one to hold back from expressing his reservations for anyone remotely associated with match-fixing, took to twitter to air his views.

"may have won today at Eden but I am sorry @bcci, CoA & 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," tweeted.

Repeated calls to and went unanswered.

Azharuddin was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal that rocked the world in 2000. However, in 2012, the former captain's ban was overturned by the

While the BCCI has never formally issued any statement on the Azharuddin issue for the past few years, he has been a regular feature in the board's events. His financial dues, though, are yet to be cleared.

Earlier this year, wasn't happy after was shortlisted for coach's job.

It was learnt that Virender Sehwag, of the and Districts Association's Cricket Advisory Committee, didn't like some of the questions that Gambhir had posed for Prabhakar.

Two years ago, the DDCA was forced to replace with after Gambhir made it clear that he won't play if the former remained the

Gambhir has in the past expressed his views on wide-ranging topics from politics, terrorism to

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:30 IST