CHENNAI: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday began interviewing candidates for the post of general manager (cricket operations), in Mumbai. Supposed to take place on Friday, it was advanced by a day as CoA chief Vinod Rai has other commitments lined up for the week.
BCCI had earlier advertised for the post after MV Sridhar had resigned last month. Former India medium-pacer Venkatesh Prasad and former opener WV Raman were among the applicants for the post, and it was reliably learnt that the former was interviewed at Trident Hotel on Thursday afternoon.
Though BCCI only invited Prasad for the interview, the other candidates are likely to be called up in the coming days.
One of the officials who is in charge of overseeing the appointment revealed that the process would go on for at least a month, and that a new general manager would be in place before the end of this year.
It is also understood that a few candidates for the posts of National Cricket Academy (NCA) director and marketing were also interviewed, though Express couldn’t independently verify the names of those individuals.
Meanwhile, it has also been learnt that the CoA is making a few changes to the draft constitution, which has already been filed before the Supreme Court. Though the hearing didn’t take place on October 30th, the changes are being made before the next hearing, which is scheduled for November 29. A revised version is likely to be submitted.