India’s newly-appointed chief selector, Sunil Joshi said that his greatest priority at the moment will be keeping the selection panel and the team management in tandem.
Joshi and Harvinder Singh are set to assume the roles as chief selectors in the All-India Senior Selection Committee, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) recommended their names.
The CAC, comprising Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik, recommended Joshi, former India spinner, for the role of Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee.
Joshi has replaced MSK Prasad as the chief national selector.
Sunil Joshi Wants Team Management And Selection Panel On The Same Page:
“I know there are a lot of challenges,” he said. “I have to take up the job formally first, and see how best I can get the group along. I will do everything in my capacity to ensure that the team management and committee members are on the same page for the betterment of Indian cricket.”
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier announced that the new selection committee will only pick India’s ODI squad for the upcoming series against South Africa which will be played from March 12.
The three-member CAC interviewed five shortlisted candidates in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Sunil Joshi Aims High:
Rajesh Chouhan, Harvinder, Venkatesh Prasad, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Joshi were interviewed to fill the vacancies created by outgoing chief selector Prasad and fellow panel member Gagan Khoda.
Joshi, meanwhile, played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs for India between 1996 and 2001.