No full-time CAC is required: Sourav Ganguly

MUMBAI: President of BCCI Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a full-time Cricket Advisory Committee CAC ) was not necessary as it has a limited role to play, restricted to only one or two meetings.

The BCCI on Sunday deferred the appointment of the CAC with Ganguly saying the controversial conflict of interest clause, which even the CoA found difficult to implement, is coming in the way.

Ganguly himself Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman had to resign from CAC on allegations of conflict of interest.

CAC doesn't have much work. We keep talking about CAC, but the job of CAC is appointment of selectors and coach. So, once you appoint a selection committee, it stays for four years and once you appoint a coach, it ( he) stays for three years. So, where is the need of having a full-time CAC?, Ganguly said while addressing media after Board's AGM.

So far it (CAC) is honorary, so even if you pay, you pay on what basis. There is no regular work. To have CAC with conflict of interest, I don't know whether it is the best thing. It is about only one meeting, Ganguly added.

The head of BCCI said they will approach the Supreme Court to obtain clarification on the conflict of interest clause.

Conflict clause stops everyone, that's why we can't make the CAC. That's why we can't bring proper selectors. Conflict should only be for someone like us (office bearers). Conflict stops us from getting good people. We are going back to the court to get clarification about conflict clause, Ganguly said.

We don't want to appoint a CAC and then it gets canceled, like it has happened with us in the past two times and Kapil Dev and his team So those clarifications are necessary.

Ganguly said he hopes to make Day and Night Test a more regular feature in future home series.

We have already begun. Credit should also be given to Arun (Dhumal) and Jay (Shah) and the members of the top council, he said.

In three days we had a meeting and told them that this (day and night test) has to happen. We saw success and that also India was not playing against the strongest team like Australia and England.

Eden Gardens had hosted India's first day and night test against Bangladesh last month, but Ganguly said other centers will also conduct pink ball tests in the future.

Yes, and different associations will become hosts. We will deal with the requests of the associations, he said.

The new BCCI chief said he also plans to rework the Board's pension plan for cricket players.

We will re-analyze the entire pension plan because many of them have jobs and still get a pension. Therefore, we will have to make it available to people who have many more needs.

Ganguly also plans to share the growing income of BCCI with all stakeholders, including the nine newly formed state agencies.

As you know, BCCI revenues are increasing and will increase. The money has gone up, so what we are doing is encouraging states to build a better infrastructure. Gujarat has built such a huge stadium, Himachal has fantastic facilities, Chennai's new posts are back on track.

We are building the new NCA. The nine new states need infrastructure, they have to buy land, they have to build infrastructure. Therefore, we will not only give money at once, we will divide it into departments and BCCI will monitor progress. We will form a committee headed by three of us (Ganguly, Dhumal, Shah).

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