Kolkata (BBN)-The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), gripped by inertia since the new set of office bearers assumed office at March 2 AGM, will look to get some business transacted over the next two days.
With a host of officials and board members invited to attend Sunday’s IPL final at the Eden Gardens, the BCCI has lined up a series of meetings, reports The Times of India.
The tours and fixtures committee meets on Sunday to finalize the dates of India’s next two proposed tours – to Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. The committee will also draw up the domestic calendar.
The IPL Governing Council will meet on Sunday, the day after the final, to review the season and discuss future plans.
The GC meeting will be preceded by an informal meeting of the heads of the Australian and South African cricket boards on the future of the Champions League T20.
With the broadcasters giving up on CLT20, there is a proposal to introduce a new T20 event involving the four IPL teams that made the playoffs and hold it in the UAE in September.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is also likely to consult president Jagmohan Dalmiya on support staff for Team India for the short tour of Bangladesh.
Indications are that Sourav Ganguly may be approached to accompany the team as a high performance manager.
It could be a short-term assignment. Sourav holds a key post in the CAB – joint-secretary.
An announcement is likely to be made on Monday after the BCCI finalizes the terms and conditions for this new post.
If Sourav comes on board as the high performance manager, it remains to be seen whether assistant coaches Sanjay Bangar and Bhara Arun keep their posts.