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BCCI appoints former World cup, T20 C’ships winner in CAC

Highlights

  • BCCI has announced the appointment of former Indian cricketers Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik as the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
  • The first task the CAC will be to find replacements for the outgoing Indian team selectors MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda. 
  • BCCI secretary Jay Shah has said Lal, Singh and Naik have been appointed for a term of a year.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, announced the appointment of former Indian cricketers Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik as the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The first task the CAC will be to find replacements for the outgoing Indian team selectors MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda. 

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has said Lal, Singh and Naik have been appointed for a term of a year. The CAC is also responsible for picking the head coaches of the Indian National Cricket teams.

The committee was non-existent for almost three months since Kapil Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad stepped down they were levelled with conflict of interest allegations. 

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was set to be among the CAC. However, Gambhir is currently serving as a member of the Parliament, and so Singh received his appointment letter; making him the youngest CAC member. The BCCI took over 3 months to appoint the CAC- a high profile body. They had to find non-conflicted former cricketers for the job. 

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“Responsibility is a responsibility. Name of the game is to take the responsibility and do the job honestly,” PTI quoted Lal. Lal added that he has no details on whether the Indian Cricket Board will scrap the zonal policy of selecting selectors. 

“Today, I have got official communication on the appointment and in the coming days, we will get to know more,” Lal adds while saying he has no idea if they will follow the Zonal system.

Previously former Indian stars Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from CAC due to the conflict of interest clause in the BCCI constitution. While Lal is a part of the Indian team which lifted the World Cup in 1983. Singh represented India in the victorious 2007 World T20 Championships in South Africa.

Lal has also served as the coach of the national side and a member of the selection committee. Sulakshana Naik played as India’s wicketkeeper in 2 tests, 46 ODIs and 31 T20Is. 

“I am thankful to the office-bearers of the Board. Whatever role or responsibility I have been given, I will duly fulfil it. Whatever the experience I have (I will use that) and I am happy to be working for the Board,” she said.

Manan Dharamshi
I usually describe myself with three 'F's, i.e, Food, Football and Films. Born and Brought up in Bangalore since the mid-1990s, I have always had a huge interest in playing football, cricket and watching other sports. People who know me always tell I bleed football. Sports, and Football, in particular, has helped me through hard times and helped me to shape my view on the world. And that is one of the reasons why I want to serve as a Sports Journalist.

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