Gopal Subramaniam, Amicus Curiae who is guiding the Supreme Court in the matter of implementation of Justice Lodha Committee reforms in the game owing to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and it’s full members. They have urged the apex court of giving directions.
It will then increase the composition of the selection committees from three to five members. It includes senior cricket for both men and women, junior cricket and women’s cricket.
Subramaniam has said that that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to empower and relive the present selection committees of their burden at their earliest. The suggestion was given to the Supreme Court.
“Until the elections to BCCI takes place, the CoA may be empowered to have a consultation with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) . It comprising reputed former international cricketers, and constitute a Committee of Selectors. This is imminently necessary to relieve the burden on the existing Committee of Selectors,” the AC said and was quoted by Sportstarlive.
Criteria for the selection committee:
The criteria which have been set out by the AC for senior men’s selection committee. It includes seven Test matches or 30 first-class matches. Or 10 One Day Internationals and a minimum of 20 first-class matches.
Subramaniam further stated that the committee has been elected to choose Indian teams for all three formats of the game. They are being appointed to provide evaluation reports. It’s further about the team performances by the respective teams to the Apex Council quarterly a year.
“Every member of the men’s Selection Committee should have retired (from the game at least 5 years previously and that the seniormost among the members shall be appointed as the Chairperson,” the AC further stated.
AC Gopal Subramaniam has further suggested that the composition of both junior and women’s cricket be increased.
The criteria for the getting into the selection committee is a minimum of 25 first-class matches. They should have retired from the game at least five years ago. The same rule applies to women’s cricket.