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CAC Appointment Gets Delayed Due To Conflict Of Interest Uncertainty

There were quite a few things discussed in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Annual General Meeting that took place for the first time since 2016. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced the end of MSK Prasad-led selection panel’s tenure. Apart from this, Ganguly also spoke about the unclarity on the conflict of interest issue that led to the delay in picking the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), who will be further appointing the new selection panel.

Ganguly revealed that the board discussed things about the conflict of interest issue with Honourable DK Jain. The BCCI president noted that they don’t want to once again disrespect the legendary cricketers by first appointing someone and then he gets cancelled for conflict of interest concern.

"We will form the CAC, we met the Honourable (Ethics Officer) DK Jain yesterday over the conflict of interest issue," noted Sourav Ganguly.

"So we needed to get proper clarity from him on what is conflict and what is not conflict. Because we don't want to appoint someone and then he gets cancelled, like it has happened with us, the past two times and Kapil Dev and his team," he added.

CAC doesn’t have much work

Ganguly further stated the fact that the CAC does not have much of work duties apart from the appointment of selectors and head coach. He reckoned that there is no need of a full-time CAC as there is not much work for them.

"CAC doesn't have much work. We keep talking about CAC, but the job of CAC is the appointment of selectors and coach. So, once you appoint a selection committee, it stays for four years and once you appoint a coach, it stays for three years. So, where is the need of having a full-time CAC?”

"The conflict law stops everyone. A to Z it stops. It has got former cricketers also, former administrators also. That's why we can't make the CAC, that's why we can't make proper selectors. Like me, I can't do anything. It has to be practical. Conflict should be only for someone like us, who are administrators. Doesn't stop. We're going back to the court for all these clarifications. Some of these are...I don't know where it'll finish," Ganguly concluded.