The very first day of the newly appointed BCCI administrators went haphazardly as the selection committee meeting for the one-off Bangladesh Test was delayed by four hours.
The hindrance was caused apparently following a directive by the chief of Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai who restricted joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary from convening the meet.
“Amitabh Chaudhary had called a senior selection committee meeting in Delhi today to select the squad against Bangladesh. Vinod Rai and Co have immediately swung in and barred him from doing anything. The CEO is directly convening the meeting via video conference from Mumbai,” a BCCI source told PTI.
The selection process was to start at 12 noon but was delayed till 4 pm as the Supreme Court appointed administrators found Chaudhary ineligible for holding the meet.
After all the confusion and chaos, the meet was finally convened by CEO Rahul Johri through video conferencing.
Interestingly, Amitabh Chaudhary is to represent India in an upcoming meeting by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The Supreme Court had yesterday appointed a four-member committee of administrators led by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai to run the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The shake up in the sports body is being done on the recommendations of Justic Lodha committee, which was formed by the Supreme Court to reform the BCCI.