Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to be removed from the CAC?
The reports further add that the CAC will now be a paid role.
Updated - Aug 15, 2018 3:17 pm
A few months ago, former India batsman Rahul Dravid had to resign from his Indian Premier League duty – where he was the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils – in order to remain the coach of the India U19 team and the India A team. As per the Lodha committee recommendations, two positions cannot be held up by the same person.
A similar fate has now come upon Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman, who are likely to be removed from their respective positions in CAC – Cricket Advisory Committee.
It has recently been learned that owing to a conflict of interest scenario, the three players will have to put down their papers from the CAC as per a report in the Indian Express. While Ganguly is the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), Laxman is IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad’s mentor. Tendulkar, on the other hand, cannot be a part of the CAC because his son Arjun is now part of the Under-19 set-up.
The reports further add that the CAC will now be a paid role. Until now, players were a member of the committee on an honourary basis only. The primary job of the CAC is to advise the BCCI on important matters.
Team India’s England debacle
Meanwhile, Team India’s poor performances in England have come under the scanner and if they do not revive their fortunes in the third Test as well, they will lose the Test series. Ravi Shastri’s role as the head coach has also come under the scanner, as some are asking for him to be replaced by a better coach who can lead the team to a win on alien conditions.
After shameful defeats in the first two test matches, India will now play England in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham from August 18. While captain Virat Kohli may not make too many changes, young pacer Jasprit Bumrah is available for selection after proving his fitness.