The BCCI will be looking into a complaint filed by Sudhir Naik, curator of Wankhede stadium, in which he has alleged that Ravi Shastri had asked him to prepare a slow pitch for the series decider in Mumbai.
But the pitch that was prepared had runs written all over it. South Africa, who scored 438 runs, with three batsmen scoring centuries, batted India out of the contest with their mammoth total. India only managed to score 224 runs, thus losing the game by 214 runs and also the series.
After India lost the fifth ODI at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Team Director, Shastri, who was unhappy with the pitch that was laid out for the crucial ODI, is said to have abused Naik in Marathi.
Naik has complained about the heated exchanges that took place after the match, in writing, between him and Shastri and Bharat Arun. The Mumbai Cricket Association will discuss it in their next meeting.
"We have received a letter from Sudhir Naik where he has alleged that two Indian team support staff members Shastri and Arun had a heated argument with him post the India versus South Africa game. The matter will be put up in the next MCA managing committee meeting," The Indian Express quoted MCA joint-secretary Unmesh Khanvilkar as saying.
The BCCI have made their stance clear that they are going to punish the culprit irrespective of whether is a player or support staff.
"As for the BCCI taking action against anyone, whether it is a player or a member of the support staff, if you remember the (Kohli abusing a journalist) incident in Australia, and in the last six months we have made it very clear that the rules and regulations are equal for everyone. The same yardstick will be followed in every case," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.