Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman make it to BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman make it to BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee

Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman were on Monday inducted into the BCCI’s newly constituted Cricket Advisory Committee to guide the board and the national team on various “progressive steps” needed to tackle future challenges.

“President of the BCCI, Jagmohan Dalmiya, has nominated Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman as esteemed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI, with immediate effect,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

“These legendary cricketers have accepted the invitation to be part of this committee, which will advise the BCCI on various progressive steps which are needed to be taken, that will enable Indian Cricket to be better prepared for the challenges of the future,” the board statement added.

Spelling out their role in the committee, the BCCI said the three legends’ guidance will be sought in preparing the national team for gruelling overseas assignments besides strengthening the domestic structure. “Areas of immediate focus will be to provide guidance to our national team as we set out to enhance our performance on overseas engagements, provide direction to improve our talent  and take steps to strengthen domestic cricket to better prepare our players to handle the rigours of International Cricket,” the BCCI stated.

While there had been lot of speculation regarding Ganguly’s appointment as chief coach or Team Director, his appointment in advisory panel might mean that either Ravi Shastri will continue in his current role or a new chief coach and support staff will be taking charge. According to sources, the cricketers can seek technical advise from the trio and the Board wants batsmen to speak to Tendulkar before any tough match.

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