BCCI president, treasurer kept in dark about Afghanistan Test date

Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 13:20 IST | PTI | Kolkata

The difference in opinion among BCCI top brass once again came to the fore as acting president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and senior member Rajiv Shukla were apparently not kept in the loop over the scheduling of the historic Test against

CK Khanna
CK Khanna

The difference in opinion among BCCI top brass once again came to the fore as acting president CK Khanna, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and senior member Rajiv Shukla were apparently not kept in the loop over the scheduling of the historic Test against Afghanistan. BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary and CEO Rahul Johri yesterday announced that Bangalore will host the memorable Test between India and Afghanistan from June 14-18. It will be Afghanistan's first-ever five-day match.

The normal convention as per BCCI constitution is that any decision with regards to venue and date of international matches is taken by tours and fixtures sub committee. President, secretary and treasurer are ex officio members of that committee while Shukla, a senior Congressman is also a part of that panel.

"Yes, neither secretary nor treasurer was kept in the loop about the decision as one needs to call a sub committee meeting as per protocol. The decision to play Afghanistan was taken at general body forum (SGM in December) and now the members were bypassed when date and venue is announced," a senior office bearer told yesterday. While Shukla was unavailable for comment, it can be confirmed that even he was not in the know of things.

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