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Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman join BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee

The former cricketers will advise on various progressive steps that will enable Indian Cricket to be better prepared for the future challenges
Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble (2L) along with current Indian team mambers VVS Laxman (L) Sourav Ganguly (2R) and Sachin Tendulkar(R) pose with their mementos after a felicitation function in Nagpur on November 6, 2008.  The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) organised a felicitation of these cricketers for their contribution to Indian cricket.  AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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The President of the BCCI, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, has nominated Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr VVS Laxman as esteemed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI, with immediate effect.

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.

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 pathway and take steps to strengthen domestic cricket to better prepare our players to handle the rigours of International Cricket.

“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,”
Mr. Dalmiya said.

“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.

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Contract system for Indian women team proposed

Recommendations made to add more domestic, international women tournaments

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Contract system proposed for the Indian Women Team, two tournaments to be added in the domestic season of Indian women cricketers

The Women’s Cricket Committee of the BCCI met in Kolkata today and made the following recommendations to the Working Committee:

· On the lines of Men’s cricket, a Contract system for international Women cricketers was proposed. It was also proposed to have more international fixtures for the Indian women’s cricket team.


· The Committee recommended adding two more tournaments to give more exposure and opportunities to women cricketers at the domestic level. The Committee proposed to start an under-16 state level tournament within the zones. It also proposed to start an under-23 tournament.


· The present formats of the women’s under-19 tournament and the senior women’s tournament will remain unchanged.


Anurag Thakur
Hony. Secretary
BCCI

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