24 October 2019 last updated at 14:47 GMT
 
Patil appointed chairman of selectors, Amarnath sacked
Friday 28 September 2012

Former India batsman Sandeep Patil was appointed chairman of the national selection committee while Mohinder Amarnath was sacked after just one year of his four-year term by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The 56-year-old Patil, currently director of National Cricket Academy (NCA), was a surprise choice to replace Krishnamachari Srikkanth as his name was not even in consideration.

Amarnath apparently lost his job over differences with Srikkanth on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as the Test captain after the disastrous tours to England and Australia.

Amarnath, who represented north, wanted Dhoni replaced by Virender Sehwag as the Test captain. But according to reports, Srikkanth and BCCI president N. Srinivasan were in favour of Dhoni, who is also the captain of the Chennai Super Kings owned by the Srinivasan-headed India Cements.

Other selectors appointed on the panel were Roger Binny (South), Vikram Rathore (North), Saba Karim (East) and Rajinder Singh Hans (Central). Binny's name was also doing the rounds as the chairman of the selection committee.

Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Chandrakant Pandit was also appointed as the chairman of the junior selection committee.

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI, it was also decided to hike selectors' annual remuneration from Rs.40 lakh to Rs.60 lakh, while for the junior selectors, it was raised from Rs.20 lakh to Rs.40 lakh.

IANS

India should have only five Test centres - Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper said Test cricket in India should be distributed across "strong Test centres" as they are in other countries.
Bangladesh cricketers end strike as board accepts pay rise
Bangladesh's cricketers called off their strike as the board accepted most of the demands, including a pay increase and other benefits.