The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is mostly likely to appoint Gautam Gambhir and Madan Lal as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The members of India’s World Cup-winning teams will be picking the selection committees for the next four-year cycle from 2020 onwards. The third member is likely to be Mumbai-based Sulakshana Naik, former Indian cricketer.
Naik had played a couple of Tests and 46 ODIs and 31 T20Is and her career spanned 11 years from July 2002 to February 2013. The development of Gambhir, Lal and Naik’s appointment were put forth by a senior BCCI official.
Kapil Dev headed the previous CAC panel that re-appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team. “Madan Lal and Gautam Gambhir are all set to be the CAC members,” the official was quoted as saying in Times Now.
Madan Lal waiting for a formal announcement
Lal, based on his seniority, will head the selection committee and Gambhir will be assisting him along with the third member. Lal, though, is waiting for a formal announcement before making any comments. “I don’t know if it’s fair on my part to make a formal comment or not as BCCI has not announced,” the veteran stated.
Lal has a contract as a cricket expert with a cricket channel. Hence, bearing in mind the same, he was asked about the Conflict of Interest Clause. Throwing light on the same, Lal said, “Let me first get my appointment letter and obviously there will be terms of reference and guidelines.”
In the meantime, a source, privy to the development, said that Lal was approached by the BCCI and he has accepted the offer. “Yes, they did ask Madan for his consent and he had told them it will be an honour to be on CAC. It doesn’t matter if it’s one meeting or half a meeting,” the source said.
Lal has played 39 Tests and 67 ODIs from 1974 to 1987, picking up 144 wickets. The 1983 World Cup final where he got three wickets remains to be the highlight of his career.
Gambhir, on the other hand, would be remembered for the knocks he played in the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the final of the 2011 50-overs World Cup in Mumbai.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- ‘A little unfortunate on him to be honest’ – Gautam Gambhir surprised by Kuldeep Yadav’s omission from the first Test against England
- India vs England: Gautam Gambhir unhappy with Ishant Sharma’s inclusion in the first Test
- India vs England: Gautam Gambhir picks his ideal XI for 1st Test
- Shubman Gill has got the talent but he needs to keep his head down: Gautam Gambhir
- ‘This is MS Dhoni’s specialty, he doesn’t think far too ahead’ – Gautam Gambhir on CSK’s retention plans