Last Update on: December 24th, 2020 at 09:57 pm
Former Indian cricketer, Chetan Sharma, has been appointed as the new chief selector of the Indian Cricket Team. The decision came after the BCCI’s AGM on Thursday, which took place in Ahmedabad. BCCI has once again surprised everyone with their choice as Ajit Agarkar was the front runner to win the race.
Apart from Sharma, the BCCI has also appointed Abey Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty in the selection panel. Until now, it was being headed by Sunil Joshi. They were picked by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also picked Abey Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty.
Chetan Sharma Appointed As The Chairman Of Selectors
In a press release issued by BCCI on Thursday, the BCCI stated, “The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Mr Madan Lal, Mr Rudra Pratap Singh and Ms Sulakshana Naik on Thursday met virtually to select three members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).”
The CAC has recommended the following candidates for the senior men’s selection committee panel.
1) Mr Chetan Sharma
2) Mr Abey Kuruvilla
3) Mr Debashish Mohanty
“The committee further recommended Mr 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.
The three new members will join Mr Sunil Joshi and Mr Harvinder Singh in the selection committee,” the statement further read.
Sharma Was The First Indian Hat Trick Hero
The former Indian bowler is a player who represented India in 23 Tests and 65 ODIs. His international career sustained during an 11-year-long period. The highlight of which was his hat-trick in the 1987 World Cup.
Even though Sunil Joshi had taken charge as the chairman of the committee. Chetan Sharma will now handle the role. He has featured in 23 Tests for India. As the BCCI constitution, the person with the highest Test appearances will be handed the job.