Kapil Dev-led CAC gets green light, Team India coach selection by mid-August

The trio of Dev, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy had also selected the Indian women's team's head coach.

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After some unnecessary controversies, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev has been given the green light to go ahead with the selection of Team India’s head coach by mid-August.

There were some issues regarding the submission of undertaking of the conflict of interest. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on 8 August, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) conducted a meeting in Delhi. CoA chief Vinod Rai said, "We have cheked (the declaration form). It is fine. All clear."

"CAC’s decision will be final and the meeting (interview) with shortlisted candidates will happen in middle of August followed by appointment. Their terms of reference is already there," he added.

The BCCI elections will be conducted on 22 October 2019. Rai has confirmed that 26 state associations are fully Lodha compliant and have appointed electoral officers for the state unit polls.

"We will be going to consult with the amicus. 26 states can have their elections and four more are fully compliant but yet to appoint the electoral officer. Obviously those who will be compliant will only be allowed to vote in BCCI elections," Rai said.

Kapil Dev's CAC also comprises of Anshuman Gaekwad and former Indian women's captain Shantha Rangaswamy. The same trio which had earlier selected WV Raman as the head coach of the Indian women's team, will be selecting the head coach of the men's team.

(With PTI inputs)


By Sameer Deodhar - 05 Aug, 2019

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