The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the post of selectors for the senior and junior national men’s team. BCCI has also invited fresh applications for senior national women’s team. Recently, the Chairman of the senior national committee, MSK Prasad and his colleague Gagan Khoda vacated the office. The vacancy has been released for the same.
Two positions each are open from the men’s senior and junior selection committees. Whereas, all five positions are open in the women’s committee. The basic criteria for all three categories is that the candidate should have retired from the game at least five years ago. The last date for submission is January 24.
BCCI Criteria For Selection of Selectors
The qualification for applying for senior selector’s post requires a candidate to play either seven Tests and 30 first-class games or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches. The person needs to be retired from all forms of cricket for at least five years. Anyone who is above 60 years of age is ruled of the selection process. There had been certain reports in the media which stated that Dilip Vengsarkar could be a choice, but since his age is 64, he will not be eligible for application.
The requirement for the junior selection committee is 25 first-class games. Whereas, even one international game for India is a good enough qualification for the senior women’s team. The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of Madan Lal, Gautam Gambhir, and Sulakshana Naik will conduct the interviews of the candidates or not is still under question. For the entire selection procedure, the BCCI brass led by Sourav Ganguly has adhered to the new constitution.