Dravid said ‘no’, Sachin-Saurav-Laxman to join advisory committee


Mumbai: Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have been roped in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be a part of the newly-constituted advisory committee, it was reported on Monday.

The legendary trio would give suggestions on the domestic scenario in India and also advice on the decision on the appointment of the new coach for the Indian cricket team following the end of Duncan Fletcher’s tenure.

They will also co-ordinate between the team and the board.

It has been speculated that Ganguly could either become high performance manager, team director or the chief coach of the national cricket team.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur tweeted confirming the development. “On behalf of all my colleagues in the BCCI, I thank Sachin, Sourav and Laxman for having accepted our invitation to be part of this prestigious committee and I am confident that their invaluable advice will help Indian Cricket regain its leadership position in all formats of the game. Their participation augurs well for the future of the game in our country and the noble intention to ‘give back to the game’, is commendable,” Mr. Anurag Thakur, Hony. Secretary, BCCI, said.

Board President Jagomohan Dalmiya said,  “I am happy to note that our eminent cricketers have come forward to lend their experience and insights as we work towards a common goal of taking Indian Cricket to greater heights. The coming generations are bound to benefit from the guidance that will be provided by these luminaries and will go a long way in strengthening our existing system,”