Thatscricket - News - BCCI to keep 5-member selection panel

Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to retain the system of the five-member senior selection committee.The Code of Conduct Committee of the BCCI, which met recently for over eight hours, also decided that a limit of 20 years be brought on the selectors so that they are not out of sync with the latest happenings in the game. In effect this means that if a player retires at the age of 35, he cannot be a selector after he reaches the age of 55.Board sources told UNI here that the committee also decided that a minimum of 15 Tests should have been played by a selector of eachzone. This proposal would be put forward to the Special General Body Meeting scheduled to be held later this month in Chennai, the source added.The five-man selection committee was retained with the qualification clause that each of the zonal cricketer should have played 20 first class matches and should have retired from international cricket five years before such an appointment. The Code of Conduct Committee also recommended that the BCCI's working committee shall consist of 23 persons including the president, five vice-presidents, secretary, joint secretary, treasurer and five representatives from the five zones - West, North, Central, East and South. The committee also recommended that the five vice-presidents would have the right to vote in working committee meetings. Another recommendation of the Code of Conduct Committee is that the president of the BCCI should be elected on principles of zonal rotation as follows: Central Zone, South Zone, East Zone, North Zone and West Zone. The committee also decided that the secretary's and treasurer's post would be of five years duration. The committee has recommended that no person shall be eligible for re-election as president for more than three terms in-a-row. It stated, ''No person shall be eligible for re-election for more than two consecutive years provided that the general body be elected for the fifth year after they served for four years consecutively.'' The committee also recommended the democratic way of elections in the Annual General Meetings of the Board. The committee recommendedthat everyone seeking election should file nomination/s for the post/s that he is to contest to the office of the Board, 24 hours before the elections.The committee also said that the respective associations should for all General Body Meetings nominate its representative in writing to the Board secretary seven days in advance.The members who attended the meeting included Subba Rao of Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association, Shashank Manohar of the Vidarbha Cricket Association and Ashok Kumbhat of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. BCCI treasurer Kishore Rungta was the convener of the meeting. UNI

Write Comments