BCCI softens stand on Vengsarkar, assures him of resolving issues

December 4th, 2007 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Softening its stand against Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that the former cricketer remains invited to attend Wednesday’s meeting of selectors in Bangalore, and assured him of resolving all the issues after the selection of the Indian squad for the forthcoming Australia tour.
“We want him to prioritise the selection of the team for Australia, all issues can be discussed after that. There is a board meeting on December 16 to discuss the issue of payment for selectors, all issues can be resolved after the selection meeting,” Pawar said in a press conference here.
He praised Vengsarkar’s role as the Chairman of the Selection Committee and said, “He has done a good job as Chairman.”
He also hinted at the possibility of addressing the issues raised by Vengsarkar, particularly relating to the compensation and said, “There is scope to compensate selectors.”
“We are already looking into the matter and very soon a major decision will be taken,” Pawar said, when asked about the compensation sought by Vengasarkar for the loss of income arising from a BCCI rule that forbids any selector to write newspaper column.
The war of words between Vengsarkar and the BCCI began after the latter debarred the former from writing columns.
Vengsarkar has even threatened to quit the post and has also that he would not be attending the Wednesday’s meeting till the issues are resolved. (ANI)

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