Chetan Sharma appointed as new chairman of selectors for Team India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has long been doing its best to uplift or take Indian cricket to new heights. When the Indian Premier League was postponed for an indefinite period of time due to the coronavirus crisis, BCCI took a big step by hosting the league at the United Arab Emirates. The move paid off as all the games were held at UAE.
BCCI drew praises for successfully hosting the league in the foreign nation. Now, in the latest development in the 89th AGM hosted by the BCCI, the former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma was recruited as the new chairman of selectors for the Indian national cricket team. Meanwhile, Abey Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty are also appointed as new members of the senior selection committee.
The three new members who have been picked by BCCI at the Annual General Meeting will soon join Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh in the selection committee. It should be noted that the new members were recommended by the Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory committee. 3 slots were vacant after the exit of Jatin Paranjape (west zone), Sarandeep Singh (north) and Devang Gandhi (east).
Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh were selected previously this year in the selection panel. The initial assignment of the committee is to select the Indian national team squad for the forthcoming England tour of India. It is going to be a full-fledged tour as both teams will play four Test matches, five T20 Internationals and three One Day Internationals.
Meanwhile, India’s governing body, BCCI had confirmed that Chetan Sharma who played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India will take over as the chief selector. “The committee further recommended Mr Chetan Sharma for the role of Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee based on seniority (total number of Test matches).
The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI,” the board said in a statement.
Former Indian pacer Abey Kuruvilla, who has been hired as one of the members of the selection committee from the West Zone, echoed that it is a huge honour and he is looking forward to starting his new venture.
“It is obviously a huge honour and a greater responsibility. I thank the BCCI for bestowing faith in me and I am looking forward to justifying it,” Kuruvilla said as quoted by Sportstar.