New Delhi [India], Jan.31 : The newly-appointed Vinod Rai-led administrative panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday barred board's joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary from convening the selection committee meeting, called to pick the squad for the one-off Test against Bangladesh beginning February 9 in Hyderabad.
As per sources, Choudhary was the first person to be present for the meeting, with the selectors arriving much later.
The four-member administrative panel, which was simultaneously holding its own meeting in Mumbai, reportedly told Choudhary not to participate in the meeting and instead asked BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to convene the selection meet.
Johri will now reportedly convene the selection meeting via video conferencing from Mumbai. It will be for the first time that Bangladesh will be coming to India to play a Test match. Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is likely to make a comeback into the national side while Jayant Yadav is also expected to be included in the 15-member squad for Bangladesh Test.
On Monday, the Supreme Court had appointed a new four-member BCCI panel of administrators led by Vinod Rai, along with noted historian Ramachandra Guha, managing director of IDFC Limited Vikram Limaye and former captain of the women's cricket team Diana Edulji as other administrators.
They will function as the new interim bosses of the BCCI and run the day-to-day administration of BCCI till the Justice (retd.) R.M Lodha-led recommendations are fully implemented and elections are held.