BCCI rubbishes reports on CAC claiming money

The BCCI CEO has denied the existence of any such claim while adding that, “the contents of this article are malicious and such attempts to dilute and misrepresent the continued contribution of these former legends of Indian Cricket are totally incorrect and unfounded.”

It was the trio of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman that appointed Kumble as team India’s head coach last year.   -  PTI

The BCCI on Sunday sent out a communication stating that the June 11 report by a leading English daily claiming the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had demanded compensation for its meetings to select India’s head coach, is “totally baseless and devoid of facts.”

The CAC trio of Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly is expected to finalise the selection process and schedule interviews for the position of India’s head coach. The BCCI would hope a new candidate is announced soon, as India travels to the Caribbean immediately after the Champions Trophy for a limited-overs series.

The BCCI CEO has denied the existence of any such claim while adding that, “the contents of this article are malicious and such attempts to dilute and misrepresent the continued contribution of these former legends of Indian Cricket are totally incorrect and unfounded.”

It was the trio of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman that appointed Kumble as the head coach last year. That said, with news of an apparent rift in the team hogging the headlines, the task of the CAC has become that much harder.

Acknowledging the contribution of the committee, Johri wrote, “BCCI wishes to reiterate the fact that the guidance and recommendations of the CAC are invaluable for the betterment of Indian cricket and we urge the publication to withdraw the said article and make suitable amends.”

The CAC was formed by late BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, to give a say to the game’s greats in cricketing matters.

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