Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on Monday offered the chairmanship of the technical committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

BCCI's newly appointed president N Srinivasan, after Annual General Meeting (AGM), said that Gavaskar, also a former captain, has written to the BCCI to be relieved from the post.

"Gavaskar has written to us that he has been on the technical committee for seven years, and it's time that we search for a fresh face. It is our intention to appoint Sourav Ganguly as the chairman of the technical committee. We haven't yet been able to contact him, but hopefully he will give his consent," Srinivasan said.

On the appointment of Mohinder Amarnath from the North Zone, Srinivasan said: "I don't think anybody would dispute his qualification to be in the selection committee."

Srinivasan also made it clear that the BCCI would not use the Decision Review System (DRS) in its current form since it is unacceptable to the cricket board. He said the BCCI would raise the issue in the upcoming ICC meetings.

"Initially, we were reluctant to use the DRS as we didn't have faith in Ball Tracking technology. After the current series, it has been evident that even Hot Spot is not fully accurate," said Srinivasan.

"We have decided not to use DRS in its current form. The outgoing president Shashank Manohar had raised this issue at the earlier ICC meetings, and I will also raise the issue in future meetings," Srinivasan said.

(Agencies)