It wouldn’t be wrong to say that being involved a cricket series has become strenuous not only for the players but also for the staff during the almost post-pandemic times. Now, Abhijeet Salve, BCCI’s chief medical officer has resigned after working for 10 long years. Citing the hectic schedule, Salve said that his role had become 24*7 in Covid times and that he now wants to give time to himself and family.
In his own words, “”I thank the BCCI for giving me this opportunity. After 10 years in the organisation, I wanted to move on. It had become a 24×7 job in COVID times and I want to give time to myself and family,” said Salvi.”
Setting up the bio-bubble environment and handling the covid cases is one of the essential checklists for conducting international sports these days and the responsibility of that falls on the medical wing of both the home and touring side.
The former CMO said that his resignation ended on 30th November but he continued till the end of the second test between India and New Zealand which ended on 7th December. BCCI is likely to invite the application process urgently for the CMO position considering the necessity of a medical professional in the Covid times.
Salve was in charge of BCCI’s age verification, anti-doping and medical wing. Salve was also a part of the ICC’s committee of medical experts who were responsible for handling the cases during the T20 World Cup in UAE.