Honorary no longer, BCCI to pay the new Cricket Advisory Committee: Reports

Report suggests that the legendary troika cannot continue their jobs due to the ‘Conflict of Interest’ issue.

Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman are currently performing their role on honourary basis | Getty

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to remove Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) committee, a report in The Indian Express claimed on Tuesday (August 14).

The report suggests that the legendary troika cannot continue their jobs due to the ‘Conflict of Interest’ issue. It is worth mentioning here that Ganguly is currently the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) while Laxman is the mentor of IPL franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

On the other hand, Tendulkar is ineligible for the post since his son Arjun is a member of India U-19 team. As per the new regulation, a coach or selector is not eligible to take the job if his relative is in the discussion of team selection. In 2015, Narendra Hirwani had to quit as the Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh’s selection committee because his son, Mihir Hirwani, plays first-class cricket for the same state.

The report also claims that the job of CAC will be a paid one now. Notably, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman are currently performing their role on an honourary basis. Last year, the BCCI clarified that the trio had not asked for any money.

Meanwhile, the BCCI sources are confident of naming the new CAC members soon. In its final order on Thursday, the Supreme Court had stated, “Until the elections to the BCCI take place, the CoA is empowered to consult with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising reputed former international cricketers and to constitute a committee of selectors…”.

The role of CAC is to recommend names for the various selection panels along with coaches for the men’s and women’s teams. In 2016, the committee named Anil Kumble as India’s head coach while Ravi Shastri was handed the same job last year.


By Salman Anjum - 14 Aug, 2018

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