The Board of Control for Cricket in India officiating secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was keen on attending the selection committee meeting in Australia on December 24. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has turned down the proposal.
This is the third occasion in the year that the CoA has disapproved Chaudhary’s plans to travel abroad for and at the expense of the BCCI.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has once again turned down BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary’s request to travel overseas, after he put in an application to attend the selection committee meeting in Australia on December 24. It is the third such rejection this year alone.
The CoA had rejected Chaudhary’s application on the ground that when four of the five selectors will be in India, there was no point for him to go to Australia, national daily Times of India has reported quoting sources.
Only the selection committee chairman MSK Prasad will be present in Australia for the December 24 meeting along with the captain Virat Kohli. The other four selectors and Chaudhary, as the convenor, would be attending from India. “He has been asked to convene the meeting from India,” the paper has quoted the source as saying.
The teams for the three-match ODI series in Australia and the subsequent ODI series in New Zealand are expected to be picked in the December 24 meeting.