Ajit Agarkar will be the Chief Selector of Team India! (Photo-agarkar instagram)
The BCCI has shortlisted the names of Ajit Agarkar, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, SS Das and Chetan Sharma for the selection committee of Team India.
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December 24, 2020, 3:02 PM IS
Why is Ajit Agarkar decided to become the chief selector?
A total of 11 players, including Ajit Agarkar, had applied for the selection panel. In which Ajit Agarkar, Abhay Kuruvilla and Nayan Mongia have applied from the West Zone. Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Vijay Dahiya, Ajay Ratra and Nikhil Chopra have filed nominations from North Zone. Shiv Sundar Das, Devashish Mohanty and Ranadev Bose applied from the East Zone. Now only 5 of these 11 cricketers have been selected by the CAC for the selection committee. These include Agarkar, Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Nayan Mongia and SS Das.
HPCA Stadium joins 8 Venues against T-20 Cricket World Cup in DharamsalaAccording to the new constitution of the BCCI, only the highest Test match cricketer can sit on the post of Chief selector and Ajit Agarkar has played the most 26 Test matches among all these former cricketers. Apart from this, Agarkar has also played 191 ODIs for India and in such a situation, he is the biggest contender to become the chief selector. The Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Madan Lal will interview 5 short-listed candidates, out of which 3 will be selected. Let the current BCCI selection committee members Jatin Paranjpe, Devang Gandhi and Sharandeep Singh’s tenure have been completed and they can be replaced by Ajit Agarkar from West Zone, Shivsunder Das from East Zone. The new selection committee will start its work from the home series against England.