BCCI appoints Chetan Sharma as new chairman of selection committee

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Ahmedabad : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced Chetan Sharma as the new chairman of selection committee, which also picked Abey Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty in the five-member team.

The other two members of the selection panel are former India cricketers Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh. Earlier, Joshi was the chief selector of the national men’s team.

“The committee further recommended Mr Chetan Sharma for the role of Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee based on seniority (total number of Test matches). The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI.

“The three new members will join Mr Sunil Joshi and Mr Harvinder Singh in the selection committee,” the BCCI said in a statement.

How Chetan Sharma got selected?

It was not a random call, as per BCCI rules, the candidate with the most Test caps becomes the chief selector. Chetan has represented India in 23 Tests and 65 ODIs during an 11-year-old international career. He was also the first player to claim a hat-trick in the World Cup, which he took in the 1987 mega tournament.

In other news, BCCI has approved 10 teams for the IPL 2022. The decision was taken in the BCCI AGM meeting on Thursday in Ahemdabad.