first_imgBCCI has clarified that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) never asked for money to select the coach of the Indian cricket team.A report in the Indian Express today said Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman wanted to be “suitably remunerated” for selecting the coach. The three legends of the game had met with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri after the India-Sri Lanka match at The Oval on Thursday and the Indian Express reported that the CAC comprising Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman told Johri that they did not want their services to be honorary.WATCH VIDEOHowever, the BCCI slammed the report and said it was “totally baseless and devoid of facts.””The contents of this article are malicious and such attempts to dilute and misrepresent the continued contribution of these former legends of Indian Cricket are totally incorrect and unfounded.”Johri told India Today said he was disgusted with the report and added he would send a stinker to the newspaper.The CAC had selected Anil Kumble as India coach for a one-year term in 2016 and has been tasked once again to select the next coach. There were reports of a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and Kumble over the latter’s intimidating attitude.BCCI issued an advertisement asking for applications for the post of India coach last month. Consequently, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh applied. Kumble re-applied despite being told he would get a direct entry into the pool.However, the CAC has backed Kumble to continue as coach of the team.advertisementHere is the full statement from the BCCI after the Indian Express report:The Indian Express Newspaper of 11th June (today), carries a news item stating that there was a claim by the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), for being compensated for their meetings held to select a head coach for the Indian Cricket Team. BCCI wishes to clarify that there has been no such claim and the story carried by the newspaper is totally baseless and devoid of facts.The contents of this article are malicious and such attempts to dilute and misrepresent the continued contribution of these former legends of Indian Cricket are totally incorrect and unfounded.BCCI wishes to reiterate the fact that the guidance and recommendations of the CAC are invaluable for the betterment of Indian cricket and we urge the publication to withdraw the said article and make suitable amends.Rahul JohriCEOBCCIlast_img