BCCI remove Ravi Sashtri from IPL Governing Council
BCCI removed India Team Director Ravi Sashtri from Indian Premier League Governing Council. At the same time, Roger Binny is on longer the part of the selection committee member as he was advised to resign a few days ago to avoid conflict of interest regarding his son’s selection in the team. These decisions have taken in the Annual General Meeting on Monday.
Binny’s son Stuart Binny is part of the Indian team and there was an allegation that Binny’s selection in the team has been materialized just because of his father Roger. But, new board president Shashank Manohar has taken strict action to avoid any kind of conflict of interest.
Shastri, who was appointed a director of India team after the Test series defeat in England last year, will hold the post till the ICC World Cup T20 next year.
Meanwhile, former captain Sourav Ganguly has replaced Anil Kumble to the board’s head the technical committee. Kumble has decided to continue his commentary duties. And Rajeev Shukla has been retained as IPL chairman.
Roger had tried to brush aside all allegations of nepotism by saying that he would walk out of selection meetings whenever his son’s name came up for discussion.
Former Indian wicketkeeper MSK Prasad will replace Roger in the selection committee. Another change has made in the selection committee as Rajinder Hans was replaced by Gagan Khoda. The new selection committee will be headed by Sandeep Patil and other four members are Vikram Rathour, MSK Prasad, Gagan Khoda and Saba Karim.
BCCI also revealed the name of new stadiums, whom the Test status was given for the first time.
New Test centers
Visakhapatnam, Ranchi, Indore, Pune and Rajkot are India’s five latest Test venues, the BCCI decided in a key meeting on Monday.
BCCI to scrap the Advisory Committee
In another development it was know that BCCI likely to scrap the three-member advisory committee comprised of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. The committee was created by late board president Jagmohan Damliya only six month ago.
But, BCCI under the regime of new president Shashank Manohar determined to clean up conflict of interest at all levels. All the three batting legends are associated with different teams. Sachin Tendulkar is associated with Mumbai Indians while VVS Laxman is a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s support staff. And former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was elected Cricket Association of Bengal president after Dalmiya’s demise.