The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday (January 18) released a recruitment notification for the position of national selectors with only two spots to be filled in the senior panel vacated by incumbent chairman MSK Prasad and his colleague Gagan Khoda.
Apart from the senior selection committee, the entire women's selection panel will be revamped while two slots will be up for grabs in the junior men's committee. The last date for application submission is January 24.
It is still not confirmed whether the proposed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of Madan Lal, Gautam Gambhir and Sulakshana Naik will be carrying out interviews of the suitable candidates.
The criteria to become a national selector rules out anyone who is above 60 years. Former India batsman Dilip Vengsarkar, who was reported to have applied for the high-profile post, is 64 years old.
For senior selector's post, a candidate ought to have featured in either 7 Tests and 30 First-Class matches or 10 ODIs and 20 First-Class games. Moreover, the person needs to be retired from all forms of cricket for at least five years.
As far as the junior selection committee is concerned – the requirement is 25 First-Class matches and should have retired from the game at least five years ago.
For the senior women's team, one international game is sufficient enough to apply while the candidate must be retired from cricket at least five years ago.
(With PTI inputs)