Vinod Rai, Chief of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), has confirmed on Monday (20 August) that Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will continue as members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) till the new BCCI constitution is adopted and the elections take place.
On Monday, Rai, the CoA members and Diana Edulji along with the BCCI Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri had a meeting in Delhi to confirm the new constitution according to the previous Supreme Court order, this month (August 2018).
There are speculations that the new CAC will be formed because of conflict of interest as Ganguly is also the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), Laxman is a mentor with IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad apart from being a part of CAB’s VISION 2020 project, while Tendulkar’s son Arjun plyas fir India U-19 but Rai said that the existing CAC will continue till elections are held.
Rai told Press Trust of India, “As of now, the existing CAC will continue. Our counsel had sought clarification from the court and when they came to know the existing composition of the CAC, they gave us permission to continue with Sachin, Sourav and VVS till elections are held.”
The CoA chief also said that the new constitution with all necessary incorporations from the latest Supreme Court order will be ready in the next couple of days. Rai signed off by saying, “We are almost ready with the new constitution and it will take may be another couple of days.”