Sourav Ganguly questions need to have a full-time CAC

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MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday questioned the need to have a full-time Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) as he said the body does not have ‘much work’ to do.

“CAC does not have much work. We keep talking about CAC. Its work is the appointment of the selection committee and coach. Once you appoint selection committee, it stays for four years and the coach remains for three years,” Ganguly said in a press conference here on Sunday.

Maharashtra, Dec 01 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly during a Board’s Annual General Meeting, in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

“So, where is a need for having a full-time and all the time CAC,” he added.

Ganguly conducted a press conference after the BCCI’s 88th Annual General Meeting. Jay Shah (Secretary), Arun Singh Dhumal (Treasurer), Mahim Verma (Vice-President) all took part in the meeting.

Ganguly further stated: “When we were conflicted last time, we have been cleared, me and VVS (Laxman). Last year, when I was not holding any position in the BCCI, so, we got clear. So, we needed to get clarity about what is conflict and what is not because we do not want to appoint someone and then it gets cancelled due to conflict of interest because that has happened with us and with Kapil Dev and his team.”

The former captain then said conflict issues stop them from everything. “Conflicts issues stop us from everything. To get good people and keep them for longer,” he said.

Availability of players:

Please ask MS Dhoni, said Board of Control of Cricket in India’s (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly when asked whether the World Cup-winning captain will feature in the next year’s T20 World Cup.

Dhoni has not played any international cricket since the semi-final clash against New Zealand in July in the ICC Cricket World Cup. “Please ask Dhoni,” said Ganguly in the press conference here on Sunday.

Ganguly conducted a press conference after the BCCI’s 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM). Jay Shah (Secretary), Arun Singh Dhumal (Treasurer), Mahim Verma (Vice-President) all took part in the meeting.

Reflecting on who will be the representative of the BCCI in the ICC Chief Executive Meeting, Ganguly said the rule is that the secretary goes. “The rule is that the secretary goes in the ICC Chief Executive Meeting. And the ICC representative, we will decide in a couple of day’s time,” he said. (ANI)