BCCI has started its hunt for a suitable replacement in a bid to find out Chetan Sharma’s replacement. The Indian Cricket Board has opened nominations for National Selection Committee Chairman with just World Cup 2023 standing next door.
Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has emerged as a strong candidate for the desired position, despite the fact Shiv Sunder Das currently serves as the interim leader.
Alongside the newly elected chief selector, the committee’s required members, include Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, Sridharan Sharath, and Shiv Sundar Das, who currently serves as interim chairperson, will continue to work.
What is criteria for getting appointed as National Selection Committee Chairperson?
Candidates must have played at least 20 First Class matches in addition to 7 Test matches, 30 First Class matches, or 10 One Day International matches to meet the criteria for the position. Additionally, candidates must have stopped playing cricket professionally at least five years ago.
Chetan Sharma’s involvement with a sting operation that revealed team secrets led to the BCCI’s decision to dismiss him from his position earlier this year. The board decided to move quickly and find a replacement before the start of World Cup 2023.
There has been much discussion about the requirements for being eligible for the selection committee position, particularly with regard to the compensation offered to selectors. Since the BCCI’s television and sponsorship arrangements offer rich prospects, many former cricketers now find more financial benefits in the profession of commentary rather than working as selectors.
The BCCI is moving the selection process quickly with a deadline of June 30. With both the Asia Cup and the World Cup 2023 standing on the horizon. The newly constituted selection committee will be charged with the difficult job of phasing out older players and introducing new talent, a duty that has so far proven difficult.