Former 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 CAC met the candidates virtually to select three members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).
Former fast bowler Chetan Sharma, who played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India, will replace former India spinner Sunil Joshi as the chief selector of the national men’s team. Former pacers Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla have also been 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.
A total of 11 candidates were shortlisted by the BCCI for the post.
Based on CAC’s recommendations Mr Chetan Sharma, Mr Abey Kuruvilla and Mr Debashish Mohanty have been appointed to the senior selection committee. Mr Sharma will be head the selection panel.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 24, 2020
Ajit Agarkar, Abey Kuruvilla and Nayan Mongia had applied from the West Zone while Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Vijay Dahiya, Ajay Ratra and Nikhil Chopra had applied from the North Zone and Shiv Sunder Das, Debashish Mohanty and Ranadeb Bose had applied from the East Zone.
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