Monday, April 22

Reports: Ajit Agarkar and three other former Indian cricketers for India’s national selection panel

Ajit Agarkar. (Photo via Kunal Patil / Hindustan Times Getty Image)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is deeply committed to raising the bar as far as the standard of Indian cricket is concerned. Of late, the world’s richest cricket boards have been busy filling important positions as current holders prepare to bid for their positions.

Five days after the release of notice of vacancy for the posts of national selectors in the Senior Men’s Committee under the guidance of Sunil Joshi, former veteran cricketers Ajit Agarkar, Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh and Shiv Sundar Das, for the allegedly vacant posts Post your application not sent.

The shortlisted applicants will replace three outgoing selectors who have served the board with sheer diligence. The senior men’s committee has Devang Gandhi (East Zone), Saran Gahan Singh (North Zone) and Jatin Paranjpe (West Zone), the three outgoing selectors.

Three former cricketers can find a place for their formidable leadership skills

Talking of career snippets of Chetan Sharma and Maninder Singh, his contribution to Indian cricket is unmatched. While the former has donated the national jersey for India in 23 Tests and 65 ODIs, the latter has been one of the top Indian spinners during his era. Stalwart has experience of 35 Tests and 59 ODIs. Ajit Agarkar has 231 international games experience.

Confirming his nomination, Chetan Sharma quoted India Today as saying, “Yes, I have applied for the post of selector. I have no issue of being an ordinary member of the panel. My main objective is to serve Indian cricket. I have played with veterans like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vigasarkar, have learned a lot with them. “

Confident, Maninder believes that he will put his best foot forward while giving a chance. “Yes, I applied last time (in January) and I am applying this time. If I am given a chance, I would definitely like to give my best shot, ”informed Sajjan.

The fourth cricketer to confirm his application is former India opener Shiv Sundar Das. Orissa is 43 years old. After all, he boasts a short career playing for only 23 Test matches, playing national dress. It is learned that Chetan and Maninder have applied from North Zone. In particular, Das has filed his application from the eastern region.

The board has set a deadline of 15 November for sending applications. As far as requirements are concerned, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 30 first-class appearances. Interestingly, a 60-year-old cap has been put on. In addition, international experience of 7 Tests or a combination of 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches will be preferred over the basic criterion of 30 first-class matches.

Talking about his work, he may have a growing responsibility ahead of him. They have to select coaches for Team India, India A, Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Challenger Trophy teams and Rest of India (for Irani Cup).