CoA Chairman Vinod Rai (Image courtesy: Getty)
CoA Chairman Vinod Rai (Image courtesy: Getty)

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) are leaving no stonesto overhaul the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In a new report to the honourable Supreme Court, the CoA suggested that BCCI’s procedure to appoint selection panel be changed, and be given to a independent committee, much like the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

According to Cricbuzz, the CoA statement says: “As per the existing BCCI constitution, the selection committees are appointed by the general body of the BCCI at every AGM and the tenure of the selection committees is accordingly one year.

“Although the draft constitution that was annexed to the report of the Hon’able Justice Lodha Committee didn’t make any change in this procedure for appointment of the selection committee, the CoA requests this Hon’able court to consider a procedure whereby the general body does not directly appoint the selection committees, but instead appoints a professional committee comprising reputed former cricketers (like the erstwhile CAC which had comprised Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman)”

The time period of the committee would be of two-years and not one.  It read: “Such professional committee can then appoint the selection committees for a term of two years.”

CoA further suggests that committee appointed to pick selectors should be allowed to pick the coach and support staff as well.