Author: Abhishek Rajan
Gautam Gambhir and Madan Lal are reportedly going to be the new members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.
The previous CAC comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Santha Rangaswamy had to be dissolved after “conflict of interest” allegations on the three members of the committee.
The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the board, had said that forming the CAC again was not something which was discussed in the meeting as it was not immediately required.
However with the tenure of the chief selector MSK Prasad coming to an end now, the BCCI needs the CAC to pick the new chief selector.
“Madan Lal and Gautam Gambhir are all set to be the CAC members.” The Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted a BCCI official.
Gambhir and Madal Lal have got a really good stature in Indian cricket as the duo has been a part of the World Cup winning squads of India.
Madal Lal won the World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983, while Gambhir achieved the feat under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in 2011.
Both know the Indian cricketing circles well, as they have been involved in the domestic cricket for a long, long time as well.
Gambhir captained Delhi in first class cricket for a large part of his career and also captained the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a very high degree of success.
As far as Madan Lal is concerned, he was working with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) until very recently.
With their knowledge of the domestic circuit and their experience of playing the game at the highest level, these two former players can be expected to pick the right person to head the selection committee of India.
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