BCCI Fires Selection Committee, Opens 5 National Selectors Positions

BCCI Fires Selection Committee
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Why BCCI Fires Selection Committee?

India lost its chance to win another trophy again. This time it seems that BCCi is all set to take drastic actions. On Friday eve, the Apex Board made a big move by removing senior men’s selection committee. Let us look at Why BCCI Fires Selection Committee?

BCCI Fires Selection Committee

The BCCI has fired the whole senior men’s selection committee. The team was headed by former India fast bowler Chetan Sharma. The board announced in a press release on Friday night that it was accepting new applications for the five national selector positions. It has set a deadline of November 28.

The BCCI administration, led by former India all-rounder Roger Binny. Who was chosen without opposition as board president in October, makes its first significant decision.

Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh, Debasis Mohanty, and Sharma, the four national selectors are currently spotting the Vijay Hazare Trophy games that are taking place at various venues throughout India. They have reportedly not received any communication from the BCCI regarding the development.

Why BCCI Fires Selection Committee

The BCCI likely took the action as part of its early review of India’s performances at successive T20 World Cups. That is exiting at the group stage in 2021 and losing in the semi-finals in 2022. Even though no specifics were provided in the media statement and there was no mention of the selection panel being dropped.

The selection committee is directed by Sharma. It has only had four members since late 2021 since Abey Kuruvilla, former fast bowler, served the maximum five-year term. Kuruvilla’s replacement on the selection panel was not chosen by the board. Despite he assumed the position of BCCI general manager (cricket development) after leaving.

BCCI Fires Selection Committee: What Members Said:

The selectors reveal the India squads for both the December Bangladesh tour and the present limited-overs series in New Zealand in October. It was halfway through the 2022 T20 World Cup. When selectors simultaneously announced squads for two different tours, it aroused questions because it was an unprecedented action.

With the exception of Mohanty, who is about to complete his term (he was previously a national junior selector). The other three selectors have only completed half of their four-year terms, or two years.

Technically, they may then reapply for the positions of selectors. The eligibility requirements for applicants state that they must have played in at least seven Test matches, 30 first-class matches, 10 ODI matches, and 20 first-class matches; they must have retired from the game at least five years ago; and they cannot have previously held a position on any BCCI cricket committee for the previous five years.

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