Nayan Mongia, L Sivaramakrishnan and Salil Ankola set to apply for BCCI selectors roles- Report

BCCI, on Friday, sacked Chetan Sharma-led national selection panel.

Nayan Mongia confirmed to India Today that he will apply for selectors' post | TwitterThe Indian cricket board (BCCI) invited applications for the roles of national selectors for the senior men's cricket team on Friday after sacking the Chetan Sharma-led panel following the T20 World Cup.

A few former cricketers have shown interest in the roles of the selectors, India Today reported and three of the names circulating are those of former keeper Nayan Mongia, leg-spinner L Sivaramakrishnan and pacer Salil Ankola.

"Yes, I am going to file the application. I am very interested to be in the selection committee," Mongia, who played 44 Tests and 140 ODIs, confirmed to India Today.

Sivaramakrishnan, who played 9 Tests and 16 ODIs, had applied for a post in the selection committee in 2020, while Ankola had made his Test debut in the same match as Sachin Tendulkar against Pakistan in 1989 and played 20 ODIs from 1989-1997.

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According to the BCCI constitution, the senior player (with the most number of Tests) would automatically assume the role of the chief selector in the committee, which will be picked after a series of interviews. As many as 5 posts in the selection committee are vacant and the BCCI set an age cap of 60 for the role.

Players who played 7 Test matches; OR 30 First Class matches; OR 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches can apply for the role. The player should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago.

Chetan Sharma was sacked along with Harvinder Singh, Sunil Joshi, and Debasish Mohanty after India's failure to bring home the T20 World Cup trophy. A lot of questions arose as the Indian team tried as many as 30 players over the last 12 months.  

(India Today Report)


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Nov, 2022

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