The BCCI on Wednesday went back on its decision to call back the national team's administrative manager Sunil Subramanium after he tendered "an unconditional apology" for misbehaving with senior officials from the country's High Commissions in the West Indies.
In what could have been a first in Indian cricket, the BCCI had contemplated calling back the manager midway from the ongoing tour, but Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai let him off with a severe reprimand following his apology.
"Sunil Subramaniam didn't know that it was a request from the government of India. I had initially thought of recalling him back but in the evening, after he tendered an unconditional apology, I have decided to keep him for the remainder of the tour," Rai said.
"He will complete this tour as I have now accepted his apology," Rai added.
Earlier, Subramanium was sent flight tickets for bringing him back at the earliest. He had indulged in high-handedness while dealing with senior Indian Foreign Service officers, a top BCCI official said. The IFS officials had reached out to him with the government's request for a video shoot by players to promote 'water conservation'.
It has been learnt that Subramanium cited stress as the reason for his alleged misbehaviour.
Subramanium was also accused of repeatedly avoiding calls from senior government officials and then the BCCI brass.
The 52-year-old Subramanium, a former coach of Ravichandran Ashwin, has played 74 first-class games and taken 285 wickets.