The pack of outgoing BCCI selectors including Jatin Paranjape, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh will continue in their roles until the jumbo India squad for Australia series is announced, a PTI report claimed. The outgoing panel are supposed to complete their four-year term by September 30 but the board are not looking to interview a new candidates due to the pandemic situation.
Moreover, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which consists of Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik have not received any intimation from the board for the selection of new panel members, PTI confirmed.
Earlier, former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad believes it will be a good idea for India to consider a jumbo 26-man squad for their tour Down Under. The tour will comprise of traditional four-Test series which will conclude in January, with the first match set to kick-start on December 3. The series will also include a Pink Ball Test. Upon their arrival, India will have a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Adelaide. Prasad believes the series will be a good chance to consider players from India A team.
India meanwhile will resume their international cricket against Australia with the traditional Border-Gavaskar series in December. It will be an important series for CA as they will look to recover from the loses incurred due to the halt in the matches. The board has also started preparing for the series and the Big Bash League (BBL).
The first of four-match series between Australia and India will get underway from December 3 in the bio-bubble. The final Test will conclude on January 7, 2021 which will be followed with a three-match ODI series.
India registered their first-ever series triumph Down Under during their last visit.