Ganguly, Tendulkar, Laxman
Ganguly, Tendulkar, Laxman

Former Indian cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman could lose their position in the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

As per a report in the Indian Express, the three players cannot continue their current position owing to a conflict of interest scenario as per the Lodha Committee recommendations. While Ganguly is the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and is also a media expert, Laxman is associated with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad as a mentor and has several media commitments to cater to.

On the other hand, Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar is now part of the Under-19 set-up and hence he cannot stay on as the member. According to the stipulated rules, a coach or selector cannot continue in the job if his relative is in contention to make it to the team. 

Also, the reports mentioned that the CAC will now be a paid role. Tendulkar, Ganguly, and Laxman are members of the committee on an honourary basis as of now, but this arrangement will cease to exist. 

The primary job of the CAC is to advise the Board of Control for Cricket in India on different matters. They were responsible for roping in Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian team back in 2016. Also, when Kumble walked away, they gave the job to the current coach Ravi Shastri.

It has to be mentioned here that after India's miserable performances in the ongoing Test series against England, Twitter has been on an overdrive demanding the removal of Shastri as the head coach and to replace him with Rahul Dravid.

Dravid, who is the coach of the India Under-19 and India A side, has had a good run with both the teams. Incidentally, he is the only captain after Kapil Dev (1986) and Ajit Wadekar (1971) to win a Test series against England in England back in 2007.

After defeats in the first two test matches, India will now take on England in the third Test at Nottingham from August 18.