After failing to meet the requirement of playing Test cricket as per Lodha Panel, Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe got removed from their national selectors’ role by the BCCI. However, they are once again reinstated with the supreme court adjudging rule against Lodha.

Earlier, the selectors, Gagan and Jatin got overlooked from MSK Prasad’s panel of selectors. In last January, they were terminated from their respective roles following the failure to meet Lodha rules and regulations.

BCCI postpones the meeting for Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe,

As per the regulations, the respective officials should be given their ouster letter in the annual meeting of the BCCI.

However, they got sacked from their respective roles without following the individual rules.

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Selection panel (PTI Photo by Mitesh Bhuvad)

Meanwhile, they were asked to get back into their roles in the national selection panel. However, the meeting is set to get postponed to see Gagan and Jatin joining the committee before the next meeting makes its way.

”The meeting has been postponed by a few days. We need to give time to Khoda and Paranjpe to be available to join the panel,” a source in the BCCI said as per the lines on Times of India.

In the meantime, the selector Jatin Paranjpe have to quit his respective Mumbai selector role. As per the conflict of the interest rules, no official should be playing dual roles that are in contact with BCCI.

Junior-selection committee members to get reinstated:

Likewise, the members of the junior-selection committee will also be recalled to get back into their respective roles. They were all removed by the Lodha reforms after failing to meet the new policies.

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CAC selection panel (Credits – AFP)

Ashish Kapoor heads the junior committee which includes Gyanendra Pandey and Rakesh Parikh, besides Sharma now.

The fifth member of the junior panel will be chosen by the high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

The CAC panel will be headed by the former Indian greats Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly. We’ve sent them a mail. In which, we’ve given them a few names, from which they can choose the new junior selector,” said the source.

Meanwhile, the women’s selection committee, headed by Hemlata Kala, and comprising Shashi Gupta and Lopamudra Banerjee, will see the return of Sudha Shah and Anjali Pendharkar to the five-member panel.