The BCCI, relatively free of government control and rather rich, is proposing an annual salary of Rs2.5 million for "senior" selectors and Rs1.5 million for "junior" selectors. Meanwhile the advertised total current compensation for the next director of IIM Kozhikode is Rs600,000, even if some revisions are in store.
Where London really could make its mark, though, is in offering a quirkier and more intimate Games compared to Beijing's flashy facilities and choreographed mega-spectaculars. That spirit was on show during the Beijing closing ceremonies, when beloved Led Zeppelin rocker Jimmy Page and soccer superstar David Beckham were featured in the handover from Beijing to London. In sharp contrast to China's big-budget productions, British officials said they had wanted to put on a more understated and casual show.
While it is evident that encouraging collaboration through the use of technology has merit, it is also important to realise that successful collaboration in this day and age requires elements of technology, process and people.