No need for full-time CAC; BCCI to approach SC over conflict clause: Ganguly 

The board finally had its AGM in the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday.

Sourav Ganguly | GettyStressing no need for a full-time Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) as its role as per the new constitution would be limited to just one or two meetings, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday (December 1) after the AGM also said the board will be seeking greater clarity over the conflict of interest clause from the Supreme Court of India. 

"CAC doesn't have much work. We keep talking about CAC, but the job of CAC is appointment of selectors and coach. So, once you appoint a selection committee, it stays for four years and once you appoint a coach, he stays for three years. So, where is the need of having a full-time CAC?," Ganguly told reporters. 

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"So far it (CAC) is honorary, so even if you pay, you pay on what basis. There is no regular work. To have CAC with conflict of interest, I don't know whether it is the best thing. It is about only one meeting."

Ganguly, since the beginning of his tenure in October, has been advocating the need for amendments in the conflict clause as it discourages some of the country's greats from involvement in the administration of the sport. 

"Conflict clause stops everyone, that's why we can't make the CAC," the former skipper said. "That's why we can't bring proper selectors. Conflict should only be for someone like us (office bearers). Conflict stops us from getting good people. We are going back to the court to get clarification about conflict clause."

"We don't want to appoint a CAC and then it gets cancelled, like it has happened with us in the past two times and Kapil Dev and his team. So those clarifications are required."

While there have been issues regarding the pink ball, Ganguly confirmed India's maiden D/N Test against Bangladesh won't certainly be its last and the board is definitely planning for at least one in the future home series. "We have already started(planning). The credit should also be given to Arun (Dhumal) and Jay (Shah) and the apex council members," he said.

"Within three days we had a meeting and told them this (day-night Test) has to happen. We saw the success and that too India wasn't playing the strongest team like Australia and England."

The D/N Tests won't be limited to just Kolkata either. "Yes, different associations will get to host. We will deal as per requests from associations," Ganguly added. 

The board is also planning to share a greater amount of its wealth among all stakeholders, including nine newly-formed state bodies. 

"As you know, the revenue of BCCI is increasing and will increase. The money has gone up so what we are doing is incentivising states to build better infrastructure. Gujarat has built such a huge stadium, Himachal has such fantastic facilities, Chennai's new stands are back on track," Ganguly said. 

"We are building the new NCA. The nine new states need infrastructure, they have to buy grounds, they have to build infrastructure. So we will not just give money in one go, we will departmentalise it and BCCI will monitor the progress. We will form a committee headed by three of us (Ganguly, Dhumal, Shah)."

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 02 Dec, 2019

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