Chappell gets the ~~go-ahead~~ from BCCI

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Thiruvananthapuram:The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) working committee today ratified the appointment of Australian cricket legend Greg Chappell as Indian team coach.

The decision was taken at the first session of the BCCI's two-day working committee meet, held at Kovalam beach resort near Thiruvananthapuram, BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said.

The meet also cleared the Indian team's upcoming tour proposals to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan and South African team's tour to India, Shukla said.

The meet discussed in detail suspension of financial assistance and grants to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and authorised BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra to take adecision on the matter.

Former Board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya made a presentation of the TNCA issue at the meet.

TNCA president N Sreenivasan, who is also BCCI finance committee chairman, would present TNCA views on the issue tomorrow, Shukla said.

The BCCI also discussed the issue of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) president Lalit Kumar Modi continuing in the post even after he was allegedly involved in a case in the USA, Shukla said.

The issue was raised by Kamal Morarka, who is also a Board vice-president.

The meet authorised the BCCI president to take a decision on the matter.

The order issued by Himachal Pradesh government to bring the Board's bodies under government control was also discussed.

Anugrag Thakur, representing the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), said that BCCI had been supporting them in the case.

Mahendra said he would make a detailed media briefing after the meet concludes tomorrow.

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