NCA: Gavaskar issue put on backburner

Published: Thursday, January 4, 2001, 19:05 [IST]
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Mumbai: The burning issue of Gavaskar's resignation from the committee of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) following a public spat with chairman Raj Singh Dungarpur was put on the backburner at the NCA meeting on Tuesday.Mr Dyaneshwar Agashe, vice-chairman of the NCA who chaired the meeting in absence of the chairman Raj Singh Dungarpur who is out ofthe country, told UNI that the issue was not on the agenda of the meeting.Mr Agashe said that no decision has been taken on Gavaskar's resignation. When asked about the public spat between the two leading luminaries of Indian cricket, Mr Agashe said that it was an internal matter and it would be sorted out at the earliest.About the meeting, Mr Agashe said that it was a day-to-day informal meeting. On the decisions taken at the meeting, Mr Agashe said ''we discussed about the modalities of the coaches seminar to be held in February in Bangalore.'' Mr Agashe also said to a query, that there was no question of accepting or not accepting the resignations of coaches Hanumant Singh and Vasu Paranjpe as they were appointed for a time frame of six months. Since their term has ended there is no question of their resignations being accepted.Mr Agashe added that the reappointment has not yet been finalised. We are finalising candidates and then will take interviews and only then appointments would take place, he added.On the five Zonal academies, Mr Agashe said that Polly Umrigar and Brijesh Patel will visit the different places and give in their report. After that a decision will be taken about the Zonal academies.The secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jaywant Lele who was present at the meeting as a special invitee, said he was called for the meeting because the Board should be informed about the decisions taken in the meeting, since the NCA is a sub-committee of the BCCI.Mr Polly Umrigar was also present at the meeting. UNI

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