Dilip Vengsarkar set to quit

Updated: 04 December 2007 16:39 IST

The stand-off between Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar and the BCCI has snow-balled into quite a crisis with the former likely to resign on Tuesday.

Dilip Vengsarkar set to quit

New Delhi:

The stand-off between Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar and the BCCI has snow-balled into quite a crisis for Indian cricket with the former likely to resign on Tuesday.

Dilip Vengsarkar has told NDTV that he had given the board time till tomorrow to revoke the guidelines unnaceptable to selectors, but the Board has made it clear it is not willing to have any discussions as of now.

Sources have also informed that BCCI has given Vengsarkar an ultimatum for December 5 meeting saying if he fails to attend the selectors' meet in Bangalore, the Board is ready to appoint a new selector for the West Zone. Chandu Borde is their first choice for that post.

Vengsarkar had sought a meeting with BCCI officials before the selection Committee meeting, but the Board is not willing to have any discussions as of now.

The Chief Selector made up his mind to call it quits after his request for reconsidering the guidelines was rejected by the BCCI.

"He is no longer willing to work in these circumstances unless the Board reconsiders its stance. He has made up his mind to put in his papers," a source close to Vengsarkar said.

"He is someone who will not compromise with his integrity. He does not want to continue in this fashion," the source added.

After a number of raps on the knuckle by the Board, Vengsarkar had sent an SMS to BCCI President Sharad Pawar tendering his resignation.

Meanwhile, NDTV has learnt that Vengsarkar has been asked to either attend the selection committee meeting on November 5 in Bangalore or tender his resignation officially.

The BCCI, which has reportedly convinced the other four selectors to attend the meeting is apparently quite miffed at the way Vengsarkar has reacted.

Vengsarkar is said to be unhappy with the board, after the BCCI refused to offer compensation for not allowing him to write his columns in vernacular dailies.

The Board though has made it clear that an SMS is not an official way of tendering a resignation.

The names which are doing the rounds in terms of the colonel's replacements are those of former India coach Angshuman Gaekwad and Chandu Borde.

(With PTI inputs)



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