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Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman in BCCI's 'Advisory Panel' to help Indian Cricket

Former greats Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will start off with a new innings after BCCI inducted the trio in its newly-constituted cricket advisory panel to guide the board in all matters related to the game.

It’s been learnt from reliable sources that BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and board president Jagmohan Dalmiya will consult with the panel on all major cricketing decisions.

Earlier there had been lot of speculation about Ganguly's appointment as chief coach or Team Director, but now his appointment in advisory panel might mean that either Ravi Shastri will continue in his current role or a new chief coach and support staff will be taking charge.

According to BCCI sources, the Indian cricketers can seek technical advise from the trio and the Board wants batsmen to specifically speak to Tendulkar before any tough international assignment.

Ganguly might well be consulted for preparing a blueprint for success of the team overseas with Laxman working on the bench-strength and the new talent coming in through the system.

The Indian team will be leaving for Bangladesh on June 7 from Kolkata for a test and ODI series. Sourav Ganguly is expected to travel with the team for this assignment.