The Committee of Administrators (CoA) in a new report to the honorable Supreme Court has suggested changing Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) procedure to appoint selection panel and give it to an independent committee, much like the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
Meanwhile, as of now, the general body of BCCI appoints the selection committee at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Moreover, the tenure of the selection committee extends to one year. However, CoA has argued to increase the tenure of the selection panel for two years.
CoA in a statement suggested considering a procedure whereby the general body does not directly appoint the selection committee but instead appoints a professional committee comprising reputed former cricketers.
“The CoA requests this Hon’ble court to consider a procedure whereby the general body does not directly appoint the selection committees, but instead appoints a professional committee comprising reputed former cricketers (like the erstwhile CAC which had comprised Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman)” the statement said.
The tenure should be two years
CoA is also of the view that the tenure of the selectors should be two years.
“Such professional committee can then appoint the selection committees for a term of two years,” it added.
CoA further suggests that committee appointed to pick selectors should be allowed to pick the support staff as well.
If the Apex Court accepts the recommendation, the ambit of CAC will extend, which only chooses the head coach now.
The CAC may then have the power to choose the team’s support staff, and the national selectors as well. It would be an exciting thing to look at in the foreseeable future.
Concluding, the Supreme Court eventually set up CoA in order to oversee the happenings within the Board.