There comes good news for BCCI as their New Selection Committee is likely to be formed in January next year as per the sources. Further, the sources said that the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising former player Ashok Malhotra, Sulakshana Mail & Jatin Paranjpe will meet on December 30 to start the selection process of BCCI’s New Selection Committee.
Earlier in November, the BCCI sacked the National Selection Committee which was headed by Chetan Sharma & invited fresh applications for the post. Apart from Sharma, the selection committee also comprised Sunil Joshi, Debashish Mohanty & Harvinder Singh.
Further, the release by BCCI mentioned the criteria to apply for the positions in the selection committee. As per the guidelines set by India’s Governing Body, a candidate who wish to apply for the positions in the selection committee should have played a minimum of seven Test fixtures of 30 first-class matches or at least 10 ODI & 20 First class fixtures. Further, the criteria for applying to the positions also include that the person should have retired from cricket at least 5 years ago & no person who has been a member of any Cricket Committee for a period of five years is eligible to be a member of the Men’s Selection Committee.
The last date for the candidates to submit their application forms was November 28, 2022. Earlier it was reported that the BCCI had received over 600 applications for the positions in New Selection Committee & out of them there were applications from fake ids claiming to be of Tendulkar, Sehwag & Dhoni. However, the BCCI stated that they will prune the applications & out of real applications they will shortlist the best 10 & out of 10 only five members will be elected to the positions in the Selection Committee.
The decision of electing a new selection committee was taken after India’s humiliating exit from the T20 World Cup 2022 following a loss in the semi-finals at the hands of England.