Advisory panel roles should be clearly defined: Bedi
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has praised the induction of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman into BCCI's cricket advisory committee as a step in the right direction but cautioned that their roles should be clearly defined.
"I think it is the step in the right direction, provided they (BCCI) are able to define the positive role of the advisory committee. We will have to see what kind of an authority does this committee have? And it's very nice that people like Sachin, Laxman and Ganguly have offered to come forward," Bedi said.
"But again the whole thing has to be defined properly by the BCCI. It should not be a <g data-gr-id="34">one off</g> kind of thing which is a shot in the air. It has to be properly defined and properly implemented with <g data-gr-id="35"><g data-gr-id="33">clear</g> cut</g> role for all three of them. Along with it the accountability factor. That is the way to go <g data-gr-id="30">forward,</g> because on Tuesday we are in a very highly professional world," the legendary spinner added.
Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman will guide the Board and the national team on various "progressive steps" needed for future challenges, but Bedi wants the legendary trio to play a concrete part in the game's management.
"A casual <g data-gr-id="26">advise</g> is what is not needed from the advisory committee, with the final call coming from the BCCI and that kind of an arrangement will not be desirable. Their role should not be overlapping in any way," the former India skipper said.
Always an advocate of having an Indian for the coach's job, Bedi once again reiterated his stance of keeping a home-grown man as the new mentor in the national team.
Restructuring incomplete without Dravid’s help: Dalmiya
BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday reiterated that former India captain Rahul Dravid is very much in the board's scheme of things and the country's cricket would be "incomplete" without the star batsman's contribution. Speculations were rife that Dravid had opted out of the advisory committee after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were named in the panel, but BCCI has made it clear that there is a definite role for 'The Wall' in the near future. "He (Dravid) is very much in our scheme of things. We have put a structure in place. We would like Rahul to take up a role. Indian cricket's restructuring will be incomplete without Rahul Dravid's contribution.”