So the BCCI meet is over .. and this is what we have as a statement from them. A lot of it is the blueprint they look for which one can revisit as the days go by.
Important near term features tho..
- Dravid is skipper for the tours of Bangladesh, Ireland and England.
- The BCCI working committee have “directed” the selection commitee to send a young team to Bangladesh.(to be selected on April 11)
- Ravi Shastri is cricket manager with overall responsibility for the Bangladesh tour. Robin Singh is fielding coach and Venkatesh Prasad is bowling coach for the tour.
- Changes in the contract system. Curbs on player endorsements.
- Notices to be issued to Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh about recent media comments.(none to Guru for any SMS?)
- Zonal system of selection committees scrapped .
- Permanent manager to be appointed for a 2 year term. Media manager likewise.
- Only captain can talk to the media but not exclusively.
There’s more in the fine print but a lot of that is “process”. Havent seen anything about what they make of the Subhash Chandra proposal yet. Will look first thing tomorrow morning.