The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to get a new Chief executive officer (CEO) in the coming months. The position has been vacant since Rahul Johri’s tenure ended last year.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Chief Operations Officer (COO) Hemang Amin is currently the interim CEO of the Indian cricket board and he is also in the fray for the role of the CEO at the board.
Notably, the applicants for the post of BCCI CEO must have more than 10 years of experience working in a top management position in a company that has Rs 100 crore annual turnover.
It is being said that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah, Vice-president Rajiv Shukla, Treasurer Arun Dhumal, and joint-secretary Jayesh George had a meeting on Saturday, July 31 to discuss different issues, including the appointment of a full-time CEO.
A BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity: “We will have a new CEO soon and currently we are discussing the process of appointment. During Rahul’s time, we had a head-hunting agency. Whether we will do the same thing or directly seek applications is yet to be decided.”
He further added, “Yes, Hemang will also have to apply for the position if he is interested. His application to the best of my knowledge won’t be accepted automatically.”
Meanwhile, the representatives of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) have reportedly given an extensive presentation on the new National Cricket Academy (NCA), which will move out of the Chinnaswamy Stadium premises in a few years as it is set to be constructed in the land brought by the BCCI.
The BCCI has also decided that the U-23 CK Nayudu tournament will be turned into a U-25 event for men for the current season to give a lot of age group cricketers the opportunity to have game time.
The source said, “It will be state A team concept which would also help the supply line of Ranji teams.”
(With PTI Inputs)