The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) witnesses the appointment of two new members at the helm. The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly, announced on Monday that Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik are set to be part of the panel. The committee would also oversee the replacements for new national selection panel and the chief of the selection committee, who will take the place of MSK Prasad.
Earlier, it was also reported that former elite cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman were supposed to be part of the committee. The particular news came in the month of November; however, as per the latest development, Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik have been roped in. The words came from the president himself on the sidelines of the IPL governing council in New Delhi on Monday.
Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir was in contention to be part of the committee. However, Ganguly announced that he wouldn’t be a part of the panel. The Prince of Kolkata conceded that the CAC has been finalized and that BCCI secretary Jay Shah would be making the official announcement as soon as possible.
“CAC has been finalised. The Secretary will release it officially. Sulakshana Naik and Madan lal are there. Gautam (Gambhir) is not there.” Ganguly said as quoted by Times Now.
Overview of Madan Lal’s and Sulakshana Naik’s career:
Madan Lal was one of the prominent members of India’s World Cup-winning campaign in 1983 under Kapil Dev. An all-rounder for the men in blue, Lal picked up three wickets as India stunned the West Indies in 1983 to win their first World Cup. He featured in 39 Tests and 67 ODIs for the national side and scored 1443 runs and snapped 144 wickets across formats. Meanwhile, Naik, former women’s cricketer, played two Tests and 46 ODIs for India.