Based on CAC’s recommendations Mr Chetan Sharma, Mr Abey Kuruvilla and Mr Debashish Mohanty have been appointed to the senior selection committee. Mr Sharma will be head the selection panel.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 24, 2020
Ex cricketer Chetan Sharma has been named as the new chair of the Indian cricket team by the Cricket Advisory Committee led by Madan Lal. The CAC met with the applicants to pick three members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).
Former fast bowler Chetan Sharma, who played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India, will succeed former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi as the captain of the National Men’s Team. Ex pacers Debashi Mohanty and Abey Kuruvil have been added to the list.
“The Committee also recommended Mr Chetan Sharma to serve as Chairman of the Senior Men’s Selection Committee based on seniority (total number of Test matches) and the CAC would review the candidates after a one-year period and make recommendations to the BCCI.
The three new members will replace Mr Sunil Joshi and Mr Harvinder Singh in the selection panel,” said BCCI in a statement.
A total of 11 candidates were nominated for the post by the BCCI. Ajit Agarkar, Abey Kuruvilla and Nayan Mongia submitted from the West Zone, while Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Vijay Dahiya, Ajay Ratra and Nikhil Chopra applied from the North Zone and Shiv Sunder Das, Debashish Mohanty and Ranadeb Bose applied from the East Zone.
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