oversight board for cricket in India (BCCI) got a big call on Friday when they launched a selection committee led by Chetan Sharma and invited new applications for the position of National Selectors. The Cricket Board decided to expel them after India’s failure in the ICC tournaments during their tenure. India failed to win a final Globalism Test Championship and followed it up with disaster in the 2021 T20 World Cup where they failed to reach the semi-finals. The final nail in the coffin was the recently concluded T20 World Cup where India suffered a crushing 10-wicket defeat against England in the semi-finals. Chetan and the other selectors came under the wipers several times for team selections.
Chetan (Region North), Harvinder Singh (Region Central), Sunil Joshi (Region South) and Debasish Mohanty (Region East) have had the shortest stint as high-level national selectors in recent times.
Fans were so impressed with BCCI’s decision that some of them put out their sentiments on Twitter.
A cricket fan asked former India player Akash Chopra if he would be interested in applying for the position.
@AakashVani You can apply.. all the points you keep mentioning and sharing in #AakashVani You can implement and help pick a better team,” the fan tweeted.
Chopra replied to the fan and said he wouldn’t be looking for her at the moment.
“It would be an honor for me to take on this responsibility one day. But not now,” Chopra replied.
Meanwhile, applications are to be submitted to fill the five positions by 18:00 IST on 28 November 2022.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is inviting applications for the position of National Selectors (senior men),” Jai Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI stated in a statement.
The statement said that candidates who wish to apply for the aforementioned positions must meet certain criteria for their applications to be considered.
The applicant must have played a minimum of seven Test matches or 40 first-class matches or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches.
The applicant must have been retired from the game at least five years ago. The statement added, “No person who has been a member of any cricket committee (as defined in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry rules and regulations) for a period of 5 years is entitled to be a member of the men’s selection committee.”