BCCI president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry in dark about one-off Afghanistan Test in Bengaluru

The difference in opinion among BCCI top brass once again came to the fore as acting president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and senior member Rajiv Shukla were apparently not kept in the loop over the scheduling of the historic Test against Afghanistan.

PTI, January 17, 2018

Kolkata: The difference in opinion among BCCI top brass once again came to the fore as acting president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and senior member Rajiv Shukla were apparently not kept in the loop over the scheduling of the historic Test against Afghanistan.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary and CEO Rahul Johri announced that Bengaluru will host the memorable Test between India and Afghanistan from 14-18 June.

It will be Afghanistan's first-ever five-day match.

The normal convention as per BCCI constitution is that any decision with regards to venue and date of international matches is taken by tours and fixtures sub-committee.

President, secretary and treasurer are ex officio members of that committee while Shukla, a senior Congressman is also a part of that panel.

"Yes, neither secretary nor treasurer was kept in the loop about the decision as one needs to call a subcommittee meeting as per protocol. The decision to play Afghanistan was taken at general body forum (SGM in December) and now the members were bypassed when date and venue are announced," a senior office-bearer told PTI on Tuesday.

While Shukla was unavailable for comment, it can be confirmed that even he was not in the know of things.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was unavailable for comment but an official close to secretary Choudhary said that as of now there is no requirement of taking any permission from the tours and fixtures committee.

"The secretary has been entrusted with the powers of taking a decision on all ICC matters," an official close to a ruling faction said.

However, the aggrieved members believe that Supreme Court, when it gave its views on ICC matters, meant that it was pertaining to the world governing council meetings and not international fixtures.

The India-Afghanistan Test will be a historic first for the war-ravaged nation where cricket has become the most popular sport.

Their leg-spinner Rashid Khan Armaan is a sought-after player across T20 leagues and their junior team recently beat Pakistan in the U-19 World Cup opener.

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114