DDCA secretary and former Team India manager Sunil Dev has revealed that the fourth Test match between India and England in Manchester 2014 was fixed.
Dev was caught saying these revelations in a sting operation conducted by a Hindi daily newspaper.
Dev said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni chose to bat first in the cloudy conditions because the match was fixed, insisting that his decision came as a surprise to the team management as they had decided to bowl first in a team meeting.
The 67-year-old, who was the manager of the Indian team in that tour, claimed that he had informed then president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) N Srinivasan of the issue, adding that Srinivasan had appreciated the information but did not feel the need to make it public.
Dev further slammed the BCCI, saying that India’s cricket governing body did not bother about these things as they had not reacted yet on the issue.
The Manchester Test ended in just three days, with India losing the match by an innings and 54 runs.