BCCI Pays Salary To Former National Selector, Jatin Paranjape

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has paid an amount of Rs 43.20 Lakh to Jatin Paranjape, the former selector of Indian cricket team.

Paranjape, along with Gagan Khoda, were dropped from the selection panel following the rules of Lodha panel. As per the rules, the selection committee could have a maximum of three members with all of them have played at least one Test match.

Since Paranjape and Khoda didn’t represent India in Test cricket, they were dropped from the selection panel. The decision of BCCI to drop both of them irked few officials too when it was revealed that the board have to pay them a full salary, despite not using their services.

The dropping of Paranjape and Khoda left selection panel with three members viz MSK Prasad, Sarandeep Singh, and Devang Gandhi. All of them have represented India in the longest format of the game.

Meanwhile, the list issued by BCCI didn’t mention the amount paid to Khoda and it can be assumed that either he hasn’t been paid the amount or the amount wasn’t more than Rs 25 Lakhs, the chances of which are quite less.

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The MSK Prasad selection led committee was formed in September in 2016 when they succeeded the Sandeep Patil led selection panel. MSK Prasad’s selection committee had already been given an extension last year.

This panel has been known for speaking openly in public as MSK Prasad had, in the past, commented on MS Dhoni and Ashish Nehra as well.

In fact, Prasad openly went on to say that they would not have considered Ashish Nehra post-New Zealand series (last series that Nehra played). On Dhoni, Prasad said that his place was not permanent in the Indian team. Also, Dhoni had stepped down as captain of Indian cricket team after meeting MSK Prasad during a Ranji Trophy game during 2016/17 season.

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