CAC to interview five candidates for national selectors' role
On Tuesday, the BCCI's newly appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) announced a shortlist of five candidates for the selectors' role. The five candidates, Sunil Joshi, Venkatesh Prasad, L Sivaramakrishnan, Harvinder Singh and Rajesh Chauhan will appear for presentation and interviews tomorrow. Earlier, more than 40 applications were received by the committee for the two positions of national selectors. Here is more.
The position of the BCCI chairman of selectors is up for grabs with MSK Prasad finishing his four-year term last November. Since then, the former Indian wicket-keeper has been on an extension along with Gagan Khoda. The MSK Prasad-led selection committee recently picked the limited-overs squads to face New Zealand for five T20Is and three ODIs.
The likes of Ajit Agarkar, Chetan Sharma, Nayan Mongia, Sivaramakrishnan, Rajesh Chauhan, Amey Khurasiya had applied for the slots. The qualification process requires a player to have featured in at least 7 Tests, 30 First-Class matches or 10 ODIs and 20 First-Class games. Further, the selection committee members should have retired at least five years ago. Sivaramakrishnan looks like a front-runner to replace Prasad.
In January, Ganguly revealed that the Indian squad for the South Africa ODI series will be picked by the new selection panel. In this case, the two selectors will have by tomorrow as the series commences on March 12. "There is still time for the series. The process for picking the new selectors will be done this week," an official had stated earlier.