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Drama precedes panel meeting

Drama precedes panel meeting
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The BCCI selection committee meeting for the one-off Test against Bangladesh was delayed by four hours after joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was found ineligible to convene the meeting.

New Delhi: The BCCI selection committee meeting for the one-off Test against Bangladesh was delayed by four hours after joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was found ineligible to convene the meeting.

The meeting was supposed to be held at 12 noon in New Delhi but was delayed by four hours as Chaudhary, who was present but was not allowed to conduct the selection meeting as per the instructions of Vinod Rai, chief of the Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court.
It was around 12 noon Chaudhary was told that he has to wait as he is eligible to attend the meeting.

"Amitabh Chaudhary had called a senior selection committee meeting in Delhi today to select the squad against Bangladesh. Vinod Rai and Co immediately swung in and barred him from doing anything. The CEO is directly convening the meeting via video conference from Mumbai," a BCCI source said in New Delhi, on Tuesday.

One of the selectors Sarandeep Singh not even present at the venue. Around 4 pm, he went up and joined his colleagues as the meeting finally got underway. The incident also proved that Chaudhary probably is not authorised to function as the joint secretary and will only function as the BCCI representative at the ICC.

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