Mumbai: CAB president Jagmohan Dalmia was waiting along with two front line CAB officials for a meeting with the administrators of Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam and Tripura. The former BCCI president had to wait around two hours before cancelling the meeting as none of them turned up.
Jharkhand and Odisha State Cricket officials were reluctant to meet Dalmia and come to a consensus on the selection of the selector from East Zone. Assam and Tripura played on the same line on Wednesday.
However, the sources said, East Zone administrators will have a meeting within themselves before they attend the BCCI AGM on Thursday afternoon.
Both Jharkhand and Odisha are not happy with CAB planning to propose the name of Arup Bhattacharya. CAB is all set to propose the name of the former Bengal cricketer who has got a backing from the Trinamool Congress leader Firhad Hakim. Former India cricketer Devang Gandhi is also in the run for the selector's job.
Jharkhand Cricket Association is planning to propose the name of Avinash Kumar and Odisha Cricket Association might raise the name of Debasis Mohanty. Now if CAB remains unchanged with their planning to go for Arup Bhattacarya, Odisha and Jharkhand will oppose for sure.
But they seem to have less problems with Devang Gandhi's name as he has got the exposure of playing international cricket.
Now what does Jagmohan Dalmia will do? Will he remain unchanged with the plan or propose Devang Gandhi's name? It is still not clear.
After the meeting was cancelled on Wednesday, the East Zone administrators will now meet at 11 am on Thursday.
Finally, BCCI president N Srinivasan will take a call on the selection of the selectors.