BCCI sacks Chetan Sharma-led selection committee after T20 World Cup debacle

Written by Vishwas Gupta

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), reportedly, sacked chairman of selection committee, Chetan Sharma, after the national team crashed out of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Australia. 

India, captained by Rohit Sharma, made their way out of the tournament after losing to Jos Buttler’s England by 10 wickets at the Adelaide Oval. It was Sharma, who announced the squads for India’s tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh through a video press conference a few days ago.  Back in October 2020, Sharma replaced Sunil Joshi as the chairman of selectors. Under his tenure, India won a number of bilateral series, but failed to perform well in multi-nation tournaments. 

The BCCI, in the meantime, invited applications for the position of national selectors for the men’s team. Five positions are open for the same. 

As per a statement released by the BCCI on Friday, November 18, “no person, who has been a member from the Cricket Committee (as defined in the rules and regulations of BCCI) for a total of 5 years shall be eligible to be a member of Men’s Selection Committee.”

During Chetan’s tenure, India had also failed to reach the knock-out stage in the 2021 edition of T20 World Cup and lost the World Test Championships final.

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