Former India cricketer Chetan Sharma has been appointed as the new chairman of selectors for the Indian cricket team by the Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Madan Lal. The virtual meeting was held to select the three members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men). A total of 11 candidates were shortlisted by the BCCI for the post.
Former fast bowler Chetan Sharma has played 23 Tests and 65 One Day Internationals for India. He will replace former India spinner Sunil Joshi as the chief selector of the national men’s team.
In another development, former pacers Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla are also added to the panel.
“The committee further recommended Mr Chetan Sharma for the role of Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee based on seniority (total number of Test matches). The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI.
“The three new members will join Mr Sunil Joshi and Mr Harvinder Singh in the selection committee,” the BCCI said in a statement.
While Abey Kuruvilla, Ajit Agarkar and Nayan Mongia had applied from the West Zone, Chetan Sharma, Vijay Dahiya, Ajay Ratra, Maninder Singh and Nikhil Chopra had applied from the North Zone. Debashish Mohanty, Shiv Sunder Das and Ranadeb Bose had applied from the East Zone.
Rajiv Shukla Appointed BCCI VP
Veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was officially appointed the BCCI’s vice-president, a post which was vacated by his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand.
It is also learnt that the Board decided in favour of former Indian captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly continuing as a director in International Cricket Council (ICC) board while secretary Jay Shah will be the alternate director as well as India’s representative at the Chief Executive Committee meets of the global body.
10-Team In IPL From 2022
The news that is making headlines from the BCCI AGM on Thursday was the approval of 10-team IPL from the 2022 season. Indian Premier League has never witnessed the participation of 10 teams, competing for the coveted trophy. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, IPL saw the maximum number of teams’ participation with 9 franchises competing for the title.
The 2021 season of IPL will be played with the regular 8 teams and bids will be invited for the addition of two new teams from the 2022 season.