New Delhi: Apart from tackling issues like conflict of interest, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also expected to reduce the number of members on its many committees during the AGM on November 9.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the Indian board's marketing committee has 29 members, NCA committee 17 and IPL Governing Council 16.
New board president is in favour of cutting the flab in committees, as too many members often make it difficult to take swift decisions.
“We need to get rid of the extra unnecessary members from various committees. The NCA committee has 17 members, and whenever we convene a meeting, it seems we are attending a conference and constructive decisions were never taken due to a lack of cohesion,” a NCA member told HT.
According to a senior board official, the last marketing committee meeting of 29 members lasted for only 20 minutes, with BCCI having to spend close to Rs 18 lakh to make arrangements.
“It’s a humongous waste of money, the difficulty in arranging their transportation, unnecessary hotel accommodation and flight expenses could well have been avoided,” said another top BCCI official.
The new committees are likely to consist of 6-7 members. More importantly, members will be selected based on their level of expertise and suitability to a particular panel.
Special invitees could include former cricketers as well as experts.