Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman to stay out of women’s coach selection process

This will be the second instance of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman staying out of a selection process.

The trio of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, and Sachin Tendulkar had, previously, opted out of the selection process for picking a junior selector,   -  VIVEK BENDRE

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will not involve itself in the selection of Indian women’s team head coach.

“We won’t (be a part of the selection process). We will write a letter to them (the CoA) tomorrow (on Saturday),” Ganguly told Sportstar late on Friday.

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The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the CAC members on Thursday, inviting them to be part of the selection process.

While candidates can send in their applications by December 14, the interviews will be held at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai.

This will be the second instance of the CAC staying out of a selection process. Earlier, the committee had opted out of the process for picking a junior selector, citing prior commitments. Tendulkar had also cited conflict of interest due to his son Arjun Tendulkar’s participation in age-group cricket.

The Supreme Court order makes it mandatory for the CoA to consult the CAC before going ahead with a selection process. Now that the CAC has decided not to involve itself in the process, the CoA may have to consult the amicus curiae, before officially going ahead with the interview process.

Earlier, the BCCI’s General Manager (Cricket Operations), Syed Saba Karim, had said that the “CoA and the BCCI will have to decide” on an alternative plan in case the CAC members are unavailable.

The CoA, meanwhile, has invited former India cricketers Kapil Dev and Aunshuman Gaekwad to be part of the selection process for the women’s head coach job, which has been lying vacant since Ramesh Powar’s contract ended on November 30.