Bizarre! Laxman Sivaramakrishnan’s email application goes missing from BCCI’s inbox

Written by Vishwas Gupta

In what comes as a bizarre piece of news, an application email sent by former India cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan for the role of senior national selector has gone ‘missing’ from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) official inbox. Sivaramakrishnan, former Indian spinner, had sent his CV by email as a part of the procedure on BCCI’s official website. He had reportedly sent the application mail to the mentioned address 48 hours before the deadline but now it has done missing from BCCI’s official inbox.

As per a report in The Times of India, Sivaramakrishnan had sent his profile for the post of national selector but his application is nowhere to be found in BCCI’s inbox as the selection process for the same speeds up. According to the report, some are saying that they ‘didn’t receive’ the mail while others are saying it ‘got deleted’ whereas the remaining are saying it got reported ‘as spam’. Those who confirmed it with Sivaramakrishnan said that the ‘the email was sent two days before the deadline.’

“It was mentioned on the official link posted by the BCCI on their website. So, there’s no way Siva’s application can stand invalid”, sources told TOI while adding, “Siva sent the email at 16:16pm (as mentioned in his sent mail) on Jan 22. The deadline was Jan 24. The new email address was created specifically to receive CVs from interested candidates. 21 applications have been received, which means there are 21 e-mails in the inbox.”

“How can just one email go missing? Especially when the person sending it clicked on the official link to send it? How can a random email end in the spam folder either? How many spam emails can collect in a new email ID created for a specific purpose?” sources further said.

The BCCI has been in touch with their tech team as they are keen “to understand if the e-mail was received in the inbox first before someone deliberately deleted it or reported it as spam”.

“It looks like a clear case of mischief and needs to be thoroughly investigated. Sivaramakrishnan needs to be called and his e-mail’s sent folder needs to be looked into. If he’s saying he sent the email on Jan 22 and knows the precise timing when he sent it, why would he lie?” sources said.

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