Former Indian Batsman and current head coach of Baroda women’s cricket team, Atul Bedade has been suspended by the Baroda Cricket Association with an immediate effect. This was happened because of some of the senior members accused against him of misbehavior, sexual harassment and public shaming at the time of recent tournament held last month in Himachal Pradesh.
In 2019, the right handed batsman took charge as a Women’s cricket team head coach of Baroda. He was said to have made different kinds of gestures depending on natures. Most of the allegations on him were due to his personal comments on physicality to personal menstruation, commenting the team members in the way of discouragement, using unparliamentary language which shouldn’t be used by a person-in –charge, showing angry unnecessarily unbecoming of a women’s team head coach, indifferent behavior of gender sensitivity.
The secretary of BCA, Ajit Lele confirmed his suspension amid allegations against Atul Bedade.
He said “ Yes, with an immediate effect he is being suspended. Inquiry is in pending by probe committee consisting of one member from outside the Baroda Cricket Board.”
The 53-year old played 13 ODI’s overall for his nation side and in 1994 he made 158 runs that was a top notch at that time period. He before playing a role of head coach for women’s cricket team, he was a coach of the Baroda men’s team.