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Anshuman Gaekwad ready to fill in

The former India coach says he would take the chief selector's job if offered by the BCCI in case Vengsarkar decides to quit.

cricket Updated: Dec 03, 2007 21:49 IST

Former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad on Monday said he was not averse to taking up the high-profile job of chief cricket selector if offered by the BCCI in case Dilip Vengsarkar decided to quit, owing to his stand-off with the Board.

"If such an offer comes my way I will take it. I would like to work for Indian cricket in whatever capacity I can, but I cannot say anything more at this stage," Gaekwad told PTI.

He said nobody had contacted him yet from the BCCI but "I have been getting calls from the media".

"But I understand there are other candidates also," he added.

"Having worked as a coach in the past should help me," said the former cricketer.

Vengsarkar is on loggerheads with the Board over the guidelines that bar him from writing newspaper columns.

Vengsarkar has reportedly told the Board that he would wait till tomorrow and if the guidelines were not withdrawn would put in his papers.

The BCCI has, however, made it clear that there was no question of amending guidelines which prevent selectors from writing columns and interacting with the media.

"...These guidelines cannot be withdrawn. So Vengsarkar is free to take his decision," BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla told reporters.