Day-Night Tests Will Be a Regular Feature of Domestic Calendar: Sourav Ganguly

The Eden Gardens not too long ago hosted India’s first ever Day-Night time Take a look at between India and Bangladesh and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated on Sunday that he desires to make it a daily characteristic.

“We now have already began. The credit score must also be given to Arun (Dhumal) and Jay (Shah) and the apex council members. Inside three days we had a gathering and informed them this (day-night Take a look at) has to occur. We noticed the success and that too India wasn’t taking part in the strongest of groups like Australia and England,” Ganguly stated whereas addressing the media after the BCCI annual basic assembly (AGM) on the board headquarters in Mumbai on Sunday.

“Completely different associations will get to host the day-night matches. We are going to deal as per requests from the associations.”

The previous India captain additionally stated that he has plans to re-work the BCCI’s pension scheme for cricketers.

“We are going to re-look on the total pension scheme as a result of quite a lot of gamers have jobs and nonetheless get pension. So we should make it extra out there to people who find themselves in way more want.

“As you already know, the revenues of BCCI are rising and can improve. The cash has gone up, so what we’re doing is incentivising the states to construct higher infrastructure. Gujarat has construct such an enormous stadium, Himachal has such unbelievable services, Chennai’s new stands are again on observe.

“We’re additionally constructing the brand new Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA). The 9 new states want infrastructure, they’ve to purchase grounds, they need to construct infrastructure. So we won’t simply give cash in a single go, we’ll departmentalise it and the BCCI will monitor the progress. We are going to kind a committee headed by three of us (Ganguly, Dhumal, Shah),” Ganguly stated.

Ganguly additional added {that a} full-time Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) just isn’t wanted because it has restricted function restricted solely to at least one or two conferences.

“CAC does not have a lot work. We preserve speaking about CAC, however the job of CAC is to nominate the selectors and the coach. When you appoint a variety committee, it stays for 4 years and when you appoint a coach, it (he) stays for 3 years. So the place is the necessity of getting a full-time CAC.”

The BCCI is but to nominate the CAC and Ganguly stated the battle of curiosity clause is coming in the best way.

“Up to now it (CAC) is honorary, so even should you pay, you pay on what foundation? There isn’t a common work. To have CAC with battle of curiosity, I do not know whether or not it’s the smartest thing. It’s about just one assembly,” Ganguly stated.

Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman needed to step down beforehand from the CAC on account of battle of curiosity.

“The battle clause stops everybody, that is why we will not make the CAC. That is why we will not deliver correct selectors. Battle ought to solely be for somebody like us (office-bearers). Battle stops us from getting good folks. We’re going again to the court docket to get clarification in regards to the battle clause,” Ganguly stated.

“We do not need to appoint a CAC solely to get it cancelled, prefer it occurred with us prior to now two occasions with Kapil Dev and his workforce. So these clarifications are required.”


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