MUMBAI, Oct 23: As a follow-up to the views expressed by Shashank Manohar soon after being re-elected as BCCI President earlier this month, the Cricket Board is all set to appoint an Ombudsman at its AGM which is scheduled to be held at its headquarters here on November 9.
Appointment of the Ethics Officer or Ombudsman is one of the major changes proposed in the BCCI�s Memorandum of Rules and Regulations at its Annual General Meeting. The Ombudsman will be appointed by the BCCI�s general body �to deal with the complaints of Conflict of Interest and any act of indiscipline or misconduct or violation of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Board by an administrator,� as per the wordings of the clause that has been proposed.
Another important change in the clauses is the one about the President approving every team picked by the national selection panel. This has resulted in Mahendra Singh Dhoni escaping the axe when the earlier selection panel headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth had removed him as ODI captain following the 4-0 Test series rout in Australia in 2012 only for then BCCI President N Srinivasan vetoing the move. � PTI