"It will be..."- Here's what Aakash Chopra replied when fan asked him to apply for BCCI selector's post
After a disappointing end to the Indian team's journey in the 2022 T20 World Cup, it looks like the Indian board is looking to do some chopping and changing. Thus, they took a really big step on November 18.
Some media reports confirmed on Friday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fired the entire selection team, including chief selector Chetan Sharma. And the Indian board has invited new applications for the several positions in the selection committee.
Thus, the tenure of Chetan Sharma and other selection committee members is about to end. However, the same selection committee picked the Indian team for the ongoing New Zealand tour and the upcoming Bangladesh tour in December. And it will be interesting to see who applies for these available positions.
The BCCI has set the deadline for the last date to apply, which is November 28. However, after the Indian board opened various positions for applications, an Indian fan asked former Indian Test opener Aakash Chopra to apply for the available position.
In reply, Aakash also responded to him and said, "It will be an honour to get this responsibility someday. But not right now. Not for me."
It will be an honour to get this responsibility someday. But not right now. Not for me 😇 https://t.co/NfnwmLpA6y— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 19, 2022
Notably, after the conclusion of the AGM meeting in Mumbai last month, the BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, confirmed that they are looking to form a new selection panel. He also confirmed that they will form a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which will help in the appointment of the national selection committee.
Shah also stated that this CAC will also review the selected candidates every 12 months and give a complete feedback on the person and their performance. The BCCI announced the sacking of the whole selection committee through an official press release.
The BCCI said that a candidate with a minimum of seven Tests, 30 first-class games, or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches can apply for the available positions, but he should have retired at least five years ago.