The BCCI announced the New Selection committee: Chetan Sharma reappointed as Chairman after being sacked
The search for the new selection committee, including the chairman, ended on Saturday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the selection committee on Saturday. And surprisingly, they have reappointed Chetan Sharma, who was sacked after India's semi-final exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Sharma has been reappointed the chairman of the Indian senior selection committee. He was reappointed exactly two months after the entire selection committee was sacked. However, the new selection committee will have totally new faces under him.
S Sharath of South Zone has been promoted to the Junior selection committee chairman. Meanwhile, from the East Zone, the former Indian pacer Subroto Banerjee has been selected, while from the West Zone, Salil Ankola will be in charge. Former test opener Shiv Sundar Das from Centrol Zoe will take charge.
Shiv Sundar Das's qualification was being a Vidarbha cricketer. He has finished playing for Odisha. Notably, Harvinder Singh, his former colleague, also reapplied, but he wasn't considered this time around after he wasn't up to the mark in his interview.
On Saturday, the BCCI held a press conference and said, "The board received around 600 applications following its advertisement for the five posts issued on its official website on 18th November 2022."
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The three senior national selectors who had worked the least amount of time were Harvinder Singh, Sunil Joshi, and Debasish Mohanty. In February 2020, Joshi and Harvinder were named national selectors.
Mohanty and Kuruvilla joined Chetan as chairman of selectors after the AGM in January 2021. India didn't get past the group stage of the T20 World Cup in 2021, lost the World Test Championships championship match, and losing the semi-final match against England in Australia under Chetan Sharma's leadership.
The new selection committee will now be tasked with selecting the teams for India's white-ball series against New Zealand, which is scheduled to take place later this month.