Confusion Over Decision-Makers for the Extension of India’s Support Staff
After the latest judgement by the supreme court regarding the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) governance, the confusion over the decision-makers for the extension of India support staff arose. With the support staff contract is nearing to end, it is yet to be clarified by the apex body-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) that who is going to deal the issue.
Earlier, CoA appointed the officials for the Indian team after the advice from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) panel which was headed by VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. But, now, the trio is no more the part of the group thus leaving BCCI to think over at the earliest.
Ravi Shastri was given a two-year contract as the head coach of the Team India. Meanwhile, the staff was given only one year which is nearing to end in the coming months. The performances of the staff is yet to be reviewed.
New-look CAC to be formed?
After the conflict of the interest raised, the CAC panel that consists of VVS, Sachin and Sourav were removed from their respective roles. With the review to be taken after the Asia Cup 2018, it would be interesting to see whether CoA appoints the new panel in CAC.
Ravi Shastri’s role is under threat:
Meanwhile, the head coach Ravi Shastri will be called for an explanation regarding the poor performance of India in England. It will be the CoA’s call on whether to stick with Shastri or call for a new coach.
“There is a CoA meeting in Mumbai on September 11. While the main discussion will be on implementation of the new constitution, the performance of England series will certainly come up for discussion,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying in Times Now.
“It will be CoA’s call whether they want to meet Ravi Shastri in person or seek his feedback via a written report. At this point in time, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is non-functional. Till elections are held, it’s CoA which will be in charge, so it’s only imperative that they will assess the performance,” the official added.
However, it would be interesting to see how BCCI and CoA clear the issue. It seems like a new panel of CAC members is set to be appointed after the conclusion of Asia Cup 2018 for India.