According to reports, the BCCI Cricket advisory committee panel will begin interviewing national selection committee candidates on January 2, 2023.
After a heartbreaking debacle from Asia Cup and T20 World Cup, BCCI held the selection committee responsibly and decided to fire the entire senior national committee. The committee is led by former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma. The outgoing committee held its last meeting a few days ago for the selection of India’s squad for the upcoming bilateral series against Sri Lanka.
The existing national selection committee came under scanner for its unruly selection process. The ouster of Virat Kohli from the captaincy was not well received by the fans and Virat himself. Moreover, the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup exits made the matter worse. Hence, the committee has been shown the exit doors in the aftermath.
Ventakesh Prasad leading the race for being chief selector: BCCI source
BCCI has set up a Cricket Advisory Committee led by Ashok Malhotra. The CAC panel will be handling the interview process. The interview process will likely held in a virtual mode online on 2nd January 2023. They have apparently shortlisted a few candidates that they want to interview after a discussion with BCCI.
Several former cricketers and coaches have expressed interest in serving on the national selection committee. However, former Indian pacer, Venkatesh Prasad is leading the race to be the chief national selector. Further, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Subroto Banerjee, and Shiv Sundar Das are some names consider for a position on the committee. Interestingly, Chetan Sharma has reapplied for a place on the committee.
Furthermore, BCCI has set criteria for the selection process. The candidate who applied for the role should have retired at least 5 years ago. Moreover, he should have played at least 7 tests, 40 List A matches, and 10 ODIs.
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