Sourav Ganguly hints at two changes in selection committee, MSK Prasad to be replaced

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BCCI under former India skipper Saurav Ganguly is now ready to bring some changes in the senior Indian team selection committee as he hints towards appointment of two new members. He also said that three members form the current committee will continue to be a part of the process for one more year. “Only two selectors need to be named,” Saurav Ganguly confirmed this to a leading media house in an exclusive interview.

 

Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe and Sarandeep Singh have one year left in their tenure and they are supposed to continue in their capacity. However, a new chairman of selectors will be announced as MSK Prasad has completed his tenure. Along with Prasad, Gagan Khoda has also completed his tenure and he will also be replaced soon. The two new appointees will be announced soon by the BCCI.

Ganguly refused to comment on the possible replacement for the chairman of the selectors but he confirmed that the selection will be done by Cricket advisory committee (CAC) as per the rules laid down in the current constitution.

“We will take two or three days to form the CAC. There is no point in throwing up names, because when we approach the players (for CAC), they take a couple of days to respond. We will have an update soon,”Ganguly said.

The BCCI president also discussed about the proposed four-nation tournament with Australia, England and one another top team.

“It’s a proposal. Let’s see where it goes. The reason behind it is only to have a good, competitive tournament. So, that’s where it stands. We will have to get clearances from the broadcasters and ICC for a four-nation tournament. Then, there are the Future Tours Programme (FTP) areas to look at, as to where do we fit it within the FTP.”

“But it’s just a way to create a niche tournament. We are looking for quality cricket. What we see today, is only bilaterals happening. People want to see a high class tournament and we are attempting to do it. Look at the crowds in the Boxing Day Test between Australia and New Zealand. So, that’s also one of the reasons. Pink Ball Test was one such effort to generate crowd interest,” he said.


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