BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday announced that the legendary trio had joined the Indian cricket board. (Former cricketers welcome decision)
"Gr8 start to the day! Conference call w/ legends @sachin_rt @VVSLaxman281 & Saurav Ganguly who will form @BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee," Thakur wrote on his Twitter page.
In another tweet, he added, "I welcome & thank @sachin_rt Saurav Ganguly @VVSLaxman281 fr joining @BCCI.Privileged to hv yur guidance & support,as we start a new inning!."BCCI's official Twitter handle wrote, "Alert - @sachin_rt, @VVSLaxman281 and @SGanguly99 join BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee. Fortunate to avail the services of these legends."
Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman played together for Team India for several years. BCCI is now hoping that the trio will guide the younger generation.
Full statement from BCCI
The President of the BCCI, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, has nominated Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr VVS Laxman as esteemed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI, with immediate effect.
These legendary cricketers have accepted the invitation to be part of this Committee, which will advise the BCCI on various progressive steps which are needed to be taken, that will enable Indian Cricket to be better prepared for the challenges of the future.
Areas of immediate focus will be to provide guidance to our national team as we set out to enhance our performance on overseas engagements, provide direction to improve our talent pathway and take steps to strengthen domestic cricket to better prepare our players to handle the rigours of International Cricket.
"I am happy to note that our eminent cricketers have come forward to lend their experience and insights as we work towards a common goal of taking Indian Cricket to greater heights. The coming generations are bound to benefit from the guidance that will be provided by these luminaries and will go a long way in strengthening our existing system," Mr. Dalmiya said.
"On behalf of all my colleagues in the BCCI, I thank Sachin, Sourav and Laxman for having accepted our invitation to be part of this prestigious committee and I am confident that their invaluable advice will help Indian Cricket regain its leadership position in all formats of the game. Their participation augurs well for the future of the game in our country and the noble intention to ‘give back to the game', is commendable," Mr. Anurag Thakur, Hony. Secretary, BCCI, said.