A gaggle of skilled India cricketers offered their views to the Committee of Directors (CoA) on the applying of Battle of Curiosity (CoI) guidelines on the BCCI headquarters right here on Monday.
Whereas former captain Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel and Rohan Gavaskar attended the assembly in particular person, former captain Sourav Ganguly joined in by way of videoconferencing.
Whereas Rahul Dravid — whose alleged CoI led to the assembly — recused himself, V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, had been additionally embroiled within the CoI conundrum, had been reported to be indisposed.
With CoA chairman Vinod Rai being unable to attend the assembly, former India ladies’s captain Diana Edulji and Lt. Col. (retd.) Ravindra Thodge interacted with the cricketers for nearly two hours.
Referring to the assembly as a “vibrant dialogue”, Edulji mentioned the CoA would now put together a white paper based mostly on the dialogue and ahead it to amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha.
“A white paper shall be ready and we are attempting our greatest to see what’s greatest for cricket,” Edulji instructed reporters after the assembly.
“We don’t need to hamper anyone, however keep inside the guidelines. And, as and when the Supreme Courtroom decides, the amendments shall be down the road for everyone.”
The Hindu understands that the cricketers sought leisure within the CoI guidelines pertaining primarily to operating teaching academies apart from working for a State affiliation on a training task or as commentator for matches in India.
“Options had been sought and we spoke about former gamers, present gamers and what’s taking place now. And it was a protracted and good dialogue.
“The gamers defined the entire thing and the decision-makers have heard us,” mentioned Irfan, Jammu & Kashmir player-cum-coach and in addition a commentator.
Will probably be fascinating to see if the CoI subject, which has emerged as a thorn within the flesh of Indian cricket, might be amicably resolved within the close to future.