Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shashank Manohar to investigate series loss

Posted by Admin On 11:01 AM

The BCCI have left it to their president and secretary to decide the future course of action after India's embarrassing series loss against England. The BCCI's working group, which met in Mumbai Monday, barely three days after India were dethroned from the number one Test ranking after going down 0-3 in the ongoing series, briefly discuss the debacle before send-off it to their two top-most office bearer to devise an action plan.
The matter was briefly discussed and we have left it to our President (Shashank Manohar) and Secretary (N Srinivasan) to think it over. We are certainly worried at the results,a top BCCI source said after the Working Committee meeting. The BCCI also determined that a former cricketer can now be eligible to be a national selector after five years of departure instead of the earlier predetermined 10 years.
The Board took the decision to reduce the 'cooling-off' period from 10 to five years for a player to become a member of the senior selection committee to widen the pool of eligible candidates.It was felt that 10 years was too long. So we have decided to make it five years now. This will ensure that we have a wider pool of eligible applicant to become national selectors, the foundation said.
The source said that the gathering was largely devoted to ratifying reports of various committees ahead of the Board's Annual General Meeting to be held here on September 19 and 20.The Accounts for the year 2010-11 were approved at the meeting. It was also strong-willed that the 83rd Annual General Meeting of the Board will be held on 19th and 20th September 2011 at the Cricket Centre, Mumbai,BCCI Secretary and President-elect N Srinivasan said in a statement.
The BCCI also decided to raise the subsidies to state associations from small screen rights to a maximum of Rs 27 crores.The last year's subsidies were around Rs 22 crores. It has now been determined to raise it to a figure between Rs 23 and 27 crores, the source said.
The source also said that Kochi IPL franchise requested the BCCI to shift their base from Kochi to Ahmedabad. The Working group also discussed routine issues like the secretary's annual report and treasurer's balance-sheet ahead of the next month's AGM.
The WC also took up the suggestion of its Finance Committee chaired by Joytiraditya Scindia that met in Delhi on Saturday. Incidentally, this is the last meeting of the panel chaired by Manohar who is to hand over the wheel to Srinivasan, the president-elect.


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