The waiting time for a retired Test cricketer to be eligible for National selector’s job would be reduced from ten years to five (from the date of his retirement).
“The intention is to make a much wider choice available,” said Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, BCCI’s Media Committee after the Working Committee meeting here on Monday. The recommendation is likely to be adopted at the BCCI’s 83rd AGM to be held here on September 19 and 20.
The Working Committee approved the accounts for the year 2010-2011; the surplus from the ICC World Cup 2011 (that ended on April 2) though would be reflected in fiscal year 2011-12.
According to two senior representatives, 25 member units (not including Railway Sports Control Board, Services Sports Control Board, Association of Indian Universities, Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, The National Cricket Club, Kolkata) would receive between Rs. 24 and Rs. 27 crore each as TV and IPL subsidy money.
Following a suggestion from Anil Kumble, the BCCI is likely to request Cricket Australia to arrange for more than one four-day warm game before the start of the first Test on December 26. Sources also said that the owners of the IPL team Kochi Tuskers Kerala have sought permission to move base from Kochi to Ahmedabad. Hindu