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BCCI to come out with advert for new selectors
Wednesday 15 January 2020

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is contemplating coming out with an advertisement for the recruitment of new selectors. The notification is expected any day, it may even come on Wednesday itself.
Mirror learns that the notification will be for the selectors in all categories which means applications will be sought for national junior and women’s selectors’ positions too.
The primary objective, of course, is to find the right personnel to replace two members of the senior national selection committee – chairman MSK Prasad from South Zone and member Gagan Khoda from Central.
The criteria will be retirement for a minimum of five years. Immediately, there may not be any increase in the remuneration for the selectors as the BCCI has decided to stick with the package being paid to the current selectors – Rs 90 lakh for the members and Rs 1 crore for the chairman.
A Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will have to be formed to select the senior selectors. It is likely that the CAC will be formed after the Supreme Court hearing.
The apex court was to hear the BCCI appeal yesterday but it did not happen. It is expected that things will be clear only by month-end.
It was recently reported that Gautam Gambhir, Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik will form the CAC but it looks like Gambhir will not be part of the panel because of certain rules.
About the selectors, it is still in the realm of speculation. L Sivaramakrishnan continues to be the favourite from South Zone although the name of Venkatesh Prasad is also emerging now. Dilip Vengsarkar’s chances will depend on what the notification says about the age criteria.
Fight with ICC
Meanwhile, the BCCI and four other boards – CSA, ECB, CA and NZC – are likely to openly tell the ICC that they are not in favour of one global event a year and the proposed four-day Tests.
The BCCI is also unhappy that it is not part of the Strategy and Governance Review Committee, which is meeting in Dubai on Thursday and Friday. Mirror had reported about this meeting yesterday.
As per an ICC release, the group will be chaired by Earl Eddings from Cricket Australia, with Greg Barclay (New Zealand Cricket), Tony Brian (Cricket Scotland), Ehsan Mani (Pakistan Cricket Board), Chris Nenzani (Cricket South Africa) and Ricky Skerritt (Cricket West Indies) as members.
The exclusion of two influential members of the ICC – BCCI and ECB – will be strongly objected to.
Interestingly, Bangladesh board members were also there in Dubai yesterday and it is said they are being wooed to stay away from the Big Three, rather Big Five.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is contemplating coming out with an advertisement for the recruitment of new selectors. The notification is expected any day, it may even come on Wednesday itself.

Mirror learns that the notification will be for the selectors in all categories which means applications will be sought for national junior and women’s selectors’ positions too.

The primary objective, of course, is to find the right personnel to replace two members of the senior national selection committee – chairman MSK Prasad from South Zone and member Gagan Khoda from Central.

The criteria will be retirement for a minimum of five years. Immediately, there may not be any increase in the remuneration for the selectors as the BCCI has decided to stick with the package being paid to the current selectors – Rs 90 lakh for the members and Rs 1 crore for the chairman.

A Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will have to be formed to select the senior selectors. It is likely that the CAC will be formed after the Supreme Court hearing.
The apex court was to hear the BCCI appeal yesterday but it did not happen. It is expected that things will be clear only by month-end.

It was recently reported that Gautam Gambhir, Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik will form the CAC but it looks like Gambhir will not be part of the panel because of certain rules.

About the selectors, it is still in the realm of speculation. L Sivaramakrishnan continues to be the favourite from South Zone although the name of Venkatesh Prasad is also emerging now. Dilip Vengsarkar’s chances will depend on what the notification says about the age criteria.

Meanwhile, the BCCI and four other boards – CSA, ECB, CA and NZC – are likely to openly tell the ICC that they are not in favour of one global event a year and the proposed four-day Tests.

The BCCI is also unhappy that it is not part of the Strategy and Governance Review Committee, which is meeting in Dubai on Thursday and Friday. Mirror had reported about this meeting yesterday.

As per an ICC release, the group will be chaired by Earl Eddings from Cricket Australia, with Greg Barclay (New Zealand Cricket), Tony Brian (Cricket Scotland), Ehsan Mani (Pakistan Cricket Board), Chris Nenzani (Cricket South Africa) and Ricky Skerritt (Cricket West Indies) as members.

The exclusion of two influential members of the ICC – BCCI and ECB – will be strongly objected to.

Interestingly, Bangladesh board members were also there in Dubai yesterday and it is said they are being wooed to stay away from the Big Three, rather Big Five.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror) 

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