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BCCI invites applications for senior men’s team national selector spot

Written by Rohit Pawar

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the post of one national selector for the senior men’s team on their official website. The published invite doesn’t indicate who would make way for the new selector in the selection committee. Former India seamer Ajit Agarkar (from the West Zone) heads the five-member selection team.

As per norms, the selection committee must consist of five selectors, one from each zone (North, South, East, West and Central), with the most experienced member (in terms of Test caps) getting to lead the selection panel. However, no selector can have a combined term of more than five years (junior and senior selection panels considered).

Meanwhile, following Chetan Sharma’s (North zone) departure as the chief selector last July, the BCCI brought in Ajit Agarkar as his replacement at the top, meaning the selection panel now has two selectors from the West Zone, including Salil Ankola, SS Das from the East, S Sharath from South and Subroto Banerjee from Central.

Going by this list, the BCCI might want to rope someone from the North zone, with one of the two men from the West (mainly Ankola) to make way for the incoming selector.

As per the BCCI website, all applicants have until 6 PM IST on January 25 to submit their candidature. The Indian Cricket Board will screen the candidates before zeroing in on the shortlisted ones for interview. The player should have played seven Tests (minimum) or 30 first-class matches or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class games to be eligible for applying.

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