The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that applications for the job of National Selectors for the senior men’s team had been invited.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that applications for the job of National Selectors for the senior men’s team had been invited. The BCCI further stated that the application deadline is November 28 at 6 p.m. IST. The selection committee, helmed by former India cricketer Chetan Sharma, has been disbanded. Sunil Joshi (South Zone), Harvinder Singh (Central Zone), and Debashish Mohanty were also members of the committee (East Zone).
Following the board’s AGM in Mumbai last month, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the formation of a new selection committee. He also stated that a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) would be formed to oversee the appointment of national selectors.
Mr Shah further stated that the CAC would examine the applicants’ performance after a year and provide input to the board.
This meant that the outgoing selection committee’s final task would be to choose the squads for the Bangladesh tour.
The announcement follows India’s elimination from the T20 World Cup semifinals.
While Abey Kuruvilla’s term as a West Zone selector had ended in February 2022, East Zone’s Debasish Mohanty’s career was also coming to an end, as he had previously served as a junior team selection committee member.
In December, the next selection committee will take over.
“Candidates who wish to apply for the abovemention post must meet the following criteria in order for their applications to be evaluate,” the BCCI stated in a statement.
“The candidates must have played a minimum of seven Test matches, 30 First Class matches, or ten One Day Internationals and twenty First Class matches,” according to the statement.
Candidates must also have left the game at least five years ago.