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Thatscricket - News - Gavaskar's resignation from NCA not accepted yet

Published: Monday, January 22, 2001, 23:00 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not yet accepted the resignation of Sunil Gavaskar as member of board of director of National Cricket Academy (NCA).Gavaskar has sent his resignation to BCCI following a serious difference of opinion with NCA chairman Raj Singh Dungarpur. BCCI President AC Muthiah told newspersons here on Monday that he has yet to take a decision on this issue. He said replacement of Hanumant Singh, who also resigned from NCA has yet to be decided.About the appointment of the administrative manager, Muthiah said it was felt that because John Wright the coach of the national team is a foreigner and may find it difficult to manage the administrative part of the domestic and foreign tour, it will be better to have an Indian administrative manager.''The BCCI has empowered me to decide about the administrative manager for the home series against Australia and for the Sharjah tournament'' he said. About the role of another Australian Geoff Marsh, The BCCI chief said his role is to review the Indian Cricket. ''He (Geoff Marsh) has been asked by the Board to have full review of the Indian Cricket scene and prepare a paper on it and submit it to the BCCI,'' Muthiah said.He denied that Sunil Gavaskar had protested the appointment of Geoff Marsh. ''Gavaskar just wanted to know what is the role of Geoff Marsh and we have explained to him. In no case the role of technical committee, which Gavaskar is heading will be undermined'' he added.He said the Working Committee has approved Rs 1 crore-74 lakh budget for the NCA for year 2001-2002. It also approved the budget for coaching seminars. These seminars will be conducted to classify coaches on various levels as is done in Australia. The first seminar will be held in Bangalore, he informed. Mr Muthiah said the union minister Arun Jaitely and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar attended the Working Committee meeting as special invitees. Jaitely is president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Pawar has just been elected president of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). UNI

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