Quit if you want: BCCI to Vengsarkar
In a further hardening of stand, BCCI on Monday said chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar was free to quit and ruled out amendment of guidelines relating to the conduct of the selectors.
“…These guidelines cannot be withdrawn. So Vengsarkar is free to take his decision,” BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla told reporters amid reports that the chief selector was keen on putting in his papers.
Shukla said Vengsarkar had told BCCI if the guidelines issued by the board were not withdrawn then he would like to step down.
“Now the official position is those guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the contitutional provisions and well-established rules and regulations and they cannot be withdrawn” he said.
The board recently issued seven-point guidelines which prevent the selectors from writing columns when on office. Vengsarkar agreed to stuck to the guidelines but sougth compensations for that.
Accordingly, the board set up a two-mwmber committee, comprising IS Bindra and Arun Jaitley, which shot down the possibility of any compensation, which angered Vengsarkar.
A miffed Vengsarkar returned home from Kolkata and also met fellow selector Ranjib Biswal in Mumbai.
Sources close to the chief selector told PTI that it was just a matter of time before Vengsarkar puts in his papers.