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CAC gets green light, Coach selection by mid-August, says CoA

Kapil Dev.

Kapil Dev.  

Diana Edulji’s dissent overruled.

The Kapil Dev-led panel has got the green light from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s legal team to appoint the next coach of the men’s team by mid-August, Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai said on Monday.

Besides Kapil, the newly appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprises Aunshuman Gaekwad and former women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy.

Regarding the conduct of the BCCI elections on October 22, Rai said 26 state associations are fully Lodha compliant and have appointed their electoral officers for the state unit polls.

The CoA met here to discuss a host of issues ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on August 8, and screening the conflict of interest declaration form topped its agenda. “We have checked (the declaration form). It is fine. All clear,” Rai said when asked if the CAC has got the mandate to appoint the next chief coach.

He added the “CAC’s decision will be final and the meeting (interview) with shortlisted candidates will happen in middle of August followed by appointment. Their terms of reference is already there”.

On the election front, Rai seemed confident that his team has made significant progress.

“We will be going to consult with the amicus. 26 states can have their elections and four more are fully compliant but yet to appoint the electoral officer.

“Obviously those who will be compliant will only be allowed to vote in BCCI elections,” Rai said.

CoA member Diana Edulji expressed her dissent but was overruled 2-1.

Edulji’s opinion was at variance with committee chairman Vinod Rai and her other colleague Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Ravi Thodge.

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