Atul Bedade suspended as Baroda women coach


Baroda has indefinitely suspended Atul Bedade, the top coach of the state’s women’s workforce, pending an inquiry into allegations together with these of sexual harassment.

A letter from the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) to Bedade, which has been seen by ESPNcricinfo, did not record particular allegations towards him, however famous their nature: “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”.

Ajit Lele, the BCA secretary, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the affiliation’s apex committee would kind a probe committee to look into the allegations towards Bedade. With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic placing cricket operations on maintain globally, it isn’t but sure when the probe committee will probably be fashioned.

The 53-year-old Bedade, who performed 13 ODIs for India within the 1990s, took over as the Baroda women coach in April 2019.

ESPNcricinfo has reached out to Bedade for remark, and can replace this story ought to he present one. Meanwhile, Sportstar has quoted him as saying he’s “not in a position to comment on the matter. I have just received the suspension letter this evening and it’s surprising.”

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