Kapil Dev resigns as head of Cricket Advisory Committee
New Delhi: Former India captain, Kapil Dev, who was the chairman of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has stepped down from the role. Top officials in the Board of Control dor Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed to Sportstar India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain has sent his resignation to Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai and BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri.
Kapil Dev resigned as the chief of the CAC days after Shanta Rangaswamy stepped down from the 3-member committee. Kapil did not reveal the reason for his resignation but wrote an email to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), informing them about his decision.
“It was a pleasure to be part of the Ad-Hoc CAC to specifically select the Head Coach for the Men’s Cricket Team. I hereby tender my resignation from the same with immediate effect,” The Indian Express quoted Kapil Dev writing an email to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and CoA head Vinod Rai.
The former Indian captain’s decision to resign from the CAC comes after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer D.K. Jain sent a notice to the panel comprising of Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy with regards to allegations of conflict of interest as claimed by MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta.
Kapil Dev was appointed the chief of the ad-hoc committee formed in July 2019. The CAC was tasked with the role of picking the head coaches of India women’s and men’s cricket teams. Kapil-led CAC had conducted interviews and re-appointed Ravi Shastri as head coach of Virat Kohli-led senior national team.