The Board of Control for Cricket in India has approached former international cricketers Madan Lal and Gautam Gambhir to be the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee.
The 1983 World Cup-winning team member and former India coach, Mandan Lal has confirmed to InsideSport.co that he has received and accepted the offer.
The three-member advisory committee will have the immediate task of picking the selection committees for the next four-year cycle starting 2020.
Former member of the Indian national women team, Sulakshana Naik will be the third member of the committee.
Meawhile, PTI has quoted a senior BCCI source as saying that “Madan Lal and Gautam Gambhir are all set to be the CAC members”.
Hero of 1983 World Cup winning India team, Madan Lal, by virtue of being the senior-most member will head the committee while 2011 World Cup hero Gambhir will assist him along with the third member, adds PTI.
Asked about the Conflict of Interest clause since he has a contract with a TV channel as cricket expert, the former India all-rounder said, “Let me first get my appointment letter and obviously there will be terms of reference and guidelines.”
In all likelihood, the committee will meet just once as only two changes are required in the senior selection panel.
The committee has to find replacements of outgoing chairman MSK Prasad (South) and Gagan Khoda (Central). Sarandeep Singh (North), Devang Gandhi (East) and Jatin Paranjpe (West) still have a year left in their respective four-year terms.
One of the incomers will be heading the senior selection committee in place of Prasad, while Gandhi, Paranjape, and Sarandeep will continue in their present role.