70 years cap doesn’t apply to appointed cricketing committees: BCA secretary
VADODARA: The selection committee meeting held for selecting Baroda’s senior team for Vijay Hazare Trophy on Monday came under the scanner over eligibility criteria. One of the selectors, Leslie Fernandes, who attended the meeting, is above 70 years. Member of one of the Baroda Cricket Association’s (BCA) committee said that any person beyond the age of 70 cannot hold post in any committee.
“The Lodha reforms clearly say that anyone above 70 years of age can’t hold post in any committee,” the member said. However, when contacted, BCA secretary, Ajit Lele said, “I contacted the BCA president and we took a legal opinion. It is clear that only elected committees have to adhere to criteria of 70 years cap. This rule doesn’t apply to cricketing committees that are appointed.”
The selection committee including Khagesh Amin, Vikram Hazare, Leslie Fernandez and Pradeep Banerjee met at the Motibaug Ground to select Baroda squad for the next one day tie.