Team India would look to make amends11 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneswar Kumar will make a comeback in the team.
After a three-year gap, the BCCI will on Sunday hold its first Annual General Meeting with enigmatic former captain Sourav Ganguly at the helm, seeking to dilute some key reforms mandated by the Supreme Court, constitute cricket committees like the CAC and appoint the Board's representative at the ICC. Within two weeks of taking charge, the new BCCI administration recommended sweeping changes to key RM Lodha Committee reforms, which were approved by the Supreme Court twice - initially in 2016 and then in 2018. These reforms were the basis for the new BCCI constitution, which was drafted by the court-appointed Committee of Administrators and registered in August 2018. The BCCI now wants to modify some of the reforms, including tweaking the cooling-off period for the board's office bearers, modifying the disqualification criteria, giving unprecedented powers to the BCCI secretary, and stopping the court from having any say if the board wants to alter the constitution. The account of the last three financial years will also be passed at the AGM.
A question that has been asked ever since the Ganguly administration took charge on October 23 is whether Srinivasan, the former BCCI president and ICC chairman, will return as the board's representative to the ICC. This could pave the way for former President N Srinivasan to attend the ICC meetings on behalf of the BCCI. Srinivasan was forced to step aside after the game was shaken by the 2013 spot-fixing scandal. However, Srinivasan has been around, like a shadow, in the last few years. He was instrumental in facilitating Ganguly's elevation as the president and some reckon he is in the running to be the BCCI representative for ICC meetings. "In order to protect the interests of BCCI, which are being steadily eroded at ICC, people with experience of negotiation and personal interaction with other member nations should be made the representatives," the BCCI said.
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