Jun 11, 2008 at 10:27pm IST

Chief selector Vengsarkar all set to join IPL

New Delhi: In a truly golden handshake for Dilip Vengsarkar, the Board of Control for Cricket of India Selection Committee Chairman will join the Indian Premier League as Cricket Operations Manager once his term expires.

Sources have confirmed to CNN-IBN that Vengsarkar will be responsible for all cricket related matters such as dealing with match referees and umpires.

According to some reports he will be paid upto Rs 1 crore every year but CNN-IBN has learnt that the figure is much lower than that.

Vengsarkar has been at loggerheads with the BCCI over the issue of paid selectors and was stopped from writing newspaper columns; which he claimed were his only source of income.

He had also justified the selection of younger players over seniors like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid for the triangular series in Australia earlier in the year saying there was a need for a new look team.

"Why should we select players who have got just one or two years left to play? We want to build a India cricket team for the future," Vengasarkar had said.