The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday appointed former Indian bowler Chetan Sharma as the chief selector of the Indian team. Sharma will assume his position as the chairman of the selection committee panel on an immediate effect.
The apex body also released a statement confirming that Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will comprise of Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik.
“The CAC has recommended the following candidates for the senior men’s selection committee panel. Chetan Sharma, Abey Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty,” BCCI said in a statement.
“The committee further recommended 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,” it added.
Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik will join the existing members Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh in the selection committee.
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar had also contended for the position and even considered as one of the front-runners ended up losing it to Chetan Sharma.
Chetan Sharma played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India and took 128 wickets combinedly in both the formats.