Sanju's behavior immature: KCA
Kozhikode: Kerala cricketer Sanju V Samson has found himself entangled in another controversy.
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) treasurer Jayesh George told Mathrubhumi.com that Sanju acted without discipline during the match against Goa in Mumbai.
A four-member committee has been appointed to conducted enquiry into the incident and take action, Jayesh said.
The four-member committee consists of former Kerala captain S Ramesh, match referee Ranganathan, KCA Vice President Advocate T R Balakrishnan and Advocate Sreejith.
The allegation is that Sanju, who was out for a duck in the second innings against Goa, broke his bat after reaching the dressing room and left the room without informing anyone.
"Deciding not to create a controversy during the Ranji trophy, Sanju was allowed to play in the match against Andhra that was held in Guwahati. But Sanju went for a duck in the first innings. Following this, Sanju wanted to return to Kerala. However, the KCA informed Sanju that he cannot withdraw from the tournament at this juncture," Jayesh said.
Sanju wanted to go to Kerala saying he was injured. However, he did not inform the team physio or team manager, Jayesh said. Sanju's father Samson called the KCA president and staff and verbally abused them after he was not allowed to return home .
Jayesh pointed out that Sanju's father's statement that Sanju was forced to play despite informing them of his injury and that Sanju had not left the room, is baseless.
"Sanju was not injured during the match against Andhra Pradesh. He said that he was injured, a day after the match, and wanted to return to Kerala. Though Sanju, who had played for the Indian team knew how to behave in the dressing room, I do not why he behaved in such an immature way," Jayesh added.