"We met [the BCCI's ethics officer Justice (retired)] DK Jain yesterday regarding the conflict of interest issue", Ganguly told reporters after the AGM. We keep talking about CAC, but job of the CAC is to appoint the selectors and coach.
The two CACs formed earlier (Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Ganguly and Kapil Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad) had dissolved exclusively due to concerns overs conflict of interest.
Under the current BCCI constitution, it is mandatory for a person to get himself/herself off from every type of cricket administration for three years after serving two three-year terms in BCCI or in the state boards.
"We don't want to appoint a CAC only to get it cancelled, like it happened with us in the past two times with Kapil Dev and his team. Me and VVS (Laxman) were cleared, we need to get proper clarity on what is conflict and and what is not", Ganguly said. So, where is the need of having a full-time CAC? "Even if you pay, you pay on what basis?" There is no regular work, that's why to have CAC as (with) conflict of interest, I don't know whether it is the best thing. Conflict stops us from getting good people.
"We have brought to the notice of the court respectfully that certain things are hard to implement, and that certain things are required for better running of the administration. We will have a tenure and we will (heed) to the tenure".
The former Indian wicketkeeper Prasad was appointed as the chief selectors in 2015.
Touching on the much spoken about future of MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly said there was complete clarity in the situation. "All five have finished (their term). CAC will take a call on selection committee also", the source added. Conflict should only be for someone like us (office-bearers).
At its 88th AGM held at the Cricket Centre here, the BCCI, with 38 full members, nominated its secretary Jay Shah to International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Committee. This restores the status quo to before the court took over the BCCI's administration, when the board secretary attended the ICC's CEC meetings.
The amendments relate to the powers of its office-bearers and the apex council, the president and secretary's tenure/period in office, relaxation in age cap of 70 for its representative to the ICC, and relief from the obligation to approach the Supreme Court to obtain its approval for every amendment it makes to the constitution.
It is understood that more than one state association was willing to voice concern if the amendments were put to vote, pointing out that passing them without the court's approval would amount to contempt of court. "We will form a committee headed by three of us (Ganguly, Dhumal, Shah)", Ganguly said. "Six are very few, that does not stop the running of the board". "There were some media reports that we wanted some sweeping changes". So we will not just give money in one go, we will departmentalise it and the BCCI will monitor the progress.