Chetan Sharma’s selection committee is continuing to pick India’s senior men’s teams for the future series.
Although they have been sacked a long time back by the BCCI, they have been given an extension to continue picking squads.
Chetan Sharma and Co have already been proven incapable of picking the right squads for the home and away series.
Moreover, it is now being mentioned that Sharma has reapplied for the post of selector in fresh applications.
BCCI is not taking this problem seriously and needs to give it a good thought.
Applications for the post of selector have already come in as the last date was November 28.
So far, the BCCI has only managed to create a CAC comprising former cricketers who are looking at the applications.
Decision on new selection committee to be taken in January first week
Creating a selection panel from scratch takes time because it comprises members who do not have any conflict of interest.
With the 50-over World Cup now just months away, the BCCI is yet to create a fully functioning selection panel.
Just like the players, captain, and coach, the selection committee also plays an important role.
The BCCI has asked Chetan Sharma and Co to fill in for the time being before they are shown the door by the BCCI.
BCCI failing to correct its course after multiple chances over the past weeks
On the other hand, the BCCI does not look very keen on correcting its course to select a new committee.
Additionally, there are fitness concerns plaguing the team. Rohit Sharma is still injured and BCCI needs to seriously consider appointing Hardik Pandya as the skipper in the white-ball format.
Surprisingly, in their last meeting, Sharma and Co elevated Hardik Pandya as vice-captain in the white-ball format.
Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped while the good thing is Ishan Kishan gets another opportunity alongside Shubman Gill in the squad.
BCCI needs to rethink its plans for selecting a new committee
Meanwhile, Sanju Samson continues to be disregarded for ODIs and is only kept for T20Is in the Indian squad.
The domestic season is also on in India, and BCCI has made mistake after mistake.
Firstly, they discarded Chetan Sharma and Co, even before the formation of the CAC.
Now, trying to create a new selection panel in the middle of the domestic season is the BCCI’s second big mistake.
Thirdly, the same selectors who have been discarded a month back, are still selecting the squads for India which questions the wisdom of those in charge.
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