Gautam Gambhir lashes out at BCCI for letting Azharuddin ring the bell before India-West Indies T20

Gambhir took to Twitter and slammed BCCI, Committee of Administrators (CoA) governing the cricket body and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the gesture towards a tainted cricketer

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Gautam Gambhir has expressed his disappointment at former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin being allowed to ring the bell at the start of the first T20 international between India and West Indies on Sunday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. 

Gambhir took to Twitter and slammed BCCI, Committee of Administrators (CoA) governing the cricket body and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the gesture towards a tainted cricketer. 

Azharuddin, the former captain, who played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals for India was banned by the BCCI for his involvement in the 2000 match-fixing scandal. The ban was lifted in 2012 by Andhra Pradesh High Court, which termed the punishment ‘unsustainable’.

Here's what Gautam Gambhir said on Twitter:

“India 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 HCA polls but then this is shocking….The bell is ringing, hope the powers that be are listening."

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