BCCI invites applications for one vacant post of national selection committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday invited applications for one member of men’s selection committee post which has been lying vacant since February.

The current members of the committee are Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, Sridharan Sharath and Shiv Sundar Das, who acts as the interim chairperson after former chair Chetan Sharma resigned due to a sting operation in February.

To apply for the post, the candidate should have played a minimum of 7 Test matches or 30 First Class matches or 10 One Day International matches and 20 First Class matches. He/she should also have retired from the game at least 5 years previously.

No person who has been a member of any Cricket Committee (as defined in the Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations of BCCI) for a total of five years shall be eligible to be a member of Men’s Selection Committee.

In the sting operation by Zee News, Sharma was purportedly heard saying that Indian players were taking injections to stay fit. He also purportedly claimed that Hardik Pandya, who has been captaining India in the T20Is since the T20 World Cup, was a frequent visitor at his house.

After the BCCI changed the entire selection panel following the T20 World Cup in November, Sharma was re-appointed in January.

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