Kapil Dev led ad-hoc committee has been tasked by BCCI to select the coach of the Indian cricket team. This move is speculated to bring again a conflict of interest in the panel appointed by the Supreme Court.
The 1983 World Cup-winning team captain Kapil Dev and the two former players Shanta Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaikwad will work as an ad-hoc CAC panel to select the new Head Coach as well as the new five-member national selection committee.
The decision was taken by BCCI after approval from Committee of Administrators (CoA) which consist of former Indian captain Diana Edulji, chairman Vinod Rai and Lt General Ravi Thodge.
The Supreme Court-appointed COA was not happy with the selection process of the women’s cricket coach and called it to be unconstitutional.
The committee was not happy with the conflicts that were arising among the previously formed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that consisted of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has been cleared off the charges of conflict of interest, but Laxman and Ganguly have been asked to chose one out of their multiple cricketing roles as specified by the Indian Constitution.
Because of the entire conflict of interest that ripped off the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), BCCI has handed over the responsibility of the selection of the Indian cricket team coach to the ad-hoc panel.
According to the new BCCI constitution, the CAC or the ad-hoc panel can only pick the Head Coach. The rest of support staff including batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, trainer, physio has to be picked by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
The tenure of five national selectors led by MSK Prasad has also come to an end. The CoA has decided that the ad-hoc panel will pick the new national selection panel.
However, Kapil Dev and Shanta Rangaswamy also have the chances to fall in the rage of conflict of interest as per the new BCCI constitution. They are also responsible for selecting the players association which can divide COA again.