Episode 26: Sharda Ugra

Caravan Baatcheet: Jay Shah’s autocratic rule of the BCCI

25 September 2023

In this episode of The Caravan Baatcheet, host Vishnu Sharma talks to senior sports journalist Sharda Ugra about the Board of Control for Cricket in India and its secretary, Jay Shah—the son of union home minister, Amit Shah. Ugra points out the complete lack of transparency in the Shah-led BCCI, especially when it comes to its vast revenues. She also criticizes the BCCI for its failure to address cases of sexual harassment involving women cricketers and the stagnant compensation for players over nearly a decade. Additionally, Ugra highlights the BCCI's mismanagement of cricket events, exemplified by the delayed and disorganised release of the schedule for the upcoming ICC World Cup. 

The Caravan Baatcheet is a Hindi talk show featuring engaging discussions on politics, culture and society. Every fortnight, our host Vishnu Sharma will be in conversation with journalists, writers, experts and observers on pivotal issues that matter to you. 

Keywords: Jay Shah The Caravan Baatcheet BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India cricket