Ganguly, Shah should convey selections to Apex Council members: Gaekwad on e mail to BCCI

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Anshuman Gaekwad has clarified that his e mail to the BCCI was a few lack of communication from the president and secretary to the Apex Council members on sure issues and nothing else. News of the previous India opener, who is without doubt one of the two gamers’ representatives within the Apex Council, writing about his ‘grievances’ was reported within the media on Wednesday.

Speaking to The New Indian Express, Gaekwad mentioned: “My email stated that decisions taken by the BCCI president (Sourav Ganguly) and secretary (Jay Shah) should be communicated to all the Apex Council members. I don’t mean they need our permission. I am just saying that Apex Council members should be notified. We have not been informed of all the decisions so far.”

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The Apex Council got here into existence final yr, following the Supreme Court’s reform order primarily based on the Lodha fee suggestions. According to the board’s revised structure, the Council is “Primarily responsible for the governance of the affairs of the BCCI”. It is meant to satisfy as soon as each quarter. In the nine-member (eight for the time being) Council, Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy are the gamers’ representatives.

“I can understand that the president and secretary are busy with a lot of things. The IPL is also going on. I don’t expect them to convey everything to us personally. But when it comes to the decisions they are taking, there should be a mechanism of communicating those to the members. That’s all. Everything else is fine,” mentioned Gaekwad.

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With the subsequent Apex Council assembly scheduled for October 17, information of Gaekwad’s e mail despatched about 10 days in the past brought about a minor stir within the board’s corridors, the place members or officers haven’t questioned the methods of Ganguly or Shah but. Not that Gaekwad has raised issues of grave concern, however an individual of his stature writing a mail to say sure issues must be executed in a different way seems important.

A state affiliation president, who didn’t want to be recognized, mentioned the factors raised by Gaekwad was essential. 

“It’s a question of transparency. Apex Council members have a right to know what is planned and done. But I wouldn’t judge the Ganguly-Shah pair yet, because they have had little time to do anything. Organising IPL amid the pandemic is big, considering its financial implications for the BCCI and state units.”

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