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Published : Jul 19, 2019, 2:59 am IST
Updated : Jul 19, 2019, 2:59 am IST

For overseas tours, the meetings will be convened by the administrative manager, stated a fresh set of directives from the CoA.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Photo: PTI)
 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Chairman of selectors will replace BCCI’s general secretary as the convener of selection meetings, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) directed on Thursday, continuing the reforms mandated by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Panel.

For overseas tours, the meetings will be convened by the administrative manager, stated a fresh set of directives from the CoA.

The decision effectively makes the secretary’s position redundant as the selection committee came under secretary’s jurisdiction as per the old constitution.

The move is in consonance with the spirit of Lodha reforms where it has been mandated that selection and cricketing matters be handled by specialists.

“The Committee of Administrators have been informed that the practice of the Hon. Secretary convening and attending selection committee meetings has continued even after the New BCCI Constitution has become effective,” the CoA stated.

Accordingly, with a view to ensuring that the affairs of the BCCI are carried out in accordance with the orders passed by the Supreme Court and the new BCCI constitution, the CoA considers it is necessary to issue the following directions:

1. Except on Overseas Tours, the Chairper-sons of the respective Selection Committees shall convene the meetings of the different Selection Committees. On Over-seas Tours the Administrative Mana-ger shall convene the meetings in accordance with the relevant provision of the New BCCI Constitution. Neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings.

2. The Chairpersons of the respective Selection Committees or Administrative Manager (in case of overseas tour) shall prepare true and accurate minutes of every meeting and after the team or a selection or change/replacement is announced, the Chairperson shall forward the said minutes of the meeting, duly signed by him to the Hon. Secretary so that the Hon. Secretary can keep and maintain records.

3. The Selection Committee does not need any approval either from the Hon. Secretary or the CEO in relation to any selection made or change or replacement in the team.

4. The CEO will make the travel arrangement and other arrangements required for travel and posting of selectors to watch and attend cricket matches and e-mails in this regard shall be address to the CEO.

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