New Delhi: Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Shiv Sunder Das, and Ajay Ratra are among the many contenders vying to affix the BCCI’s new senior males’s choice committee.
The applying deadline was Monday (November 28), and the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now anticipated to create a Cricket Advisory Committee to undertake interviews earlier than making a call.
The brand new choice panel’s first process might be to decide on the Indian aspect for the limited-overs collection in opposition to Sri Lanka at house in 2023.
In the meantime, the outgoing panel, led by Chetan Sharma, will proceed to perform. Its members are actually monitoring the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the home 50-overs competitors, and the Cooch Behar Trophy knockout phases.
Das is presently employed as a batting coach with Punjab. Previous to that, he labored as a coach on the Nationwide Cricket Academy and with the Indian ladies’s squad. If Das is appointed, as a lot of his colleagues anticipate he might be, he’ll succeed his former Odisha teammate Debasis Mohanty.
Former India quick bowler Mohanty has completed his five-year time period as a selector, having beforehand served in junior cricket.
Badani is one other actual contender believed to be within the contest, which he neither confirmed nor denied. He presently works as a fielding coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad within the IPL and has a profitable observe document within the TNPL as the pinnacle coach of Chepauk Tremendous Gillies, who’ve gained three titles in a row (the 2022 title was shared) as per ESPNcricinfo.
The current choice committee has three members who can reapply for his or her jobs, and whereas it’s unclear if Chetan and Harvinder Singh will achieve this, Sunil Joshi is predicted to step down. That leaves the place of west zone selector, which has been empty since Abey Kuruvilla’s stint expired late final yr.
In the meantime, Deep Dasgupta and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, two further names circulating from the east, have acknowledged that they haven’t utilized. Dasgupta is now a broadcaster, whereas Shukla is the Bengal staff’s head coach, having taken over from Arun Lal solely six months in the past.
Among the many new candidates, Mongia has beforehand served on a Baroda choice committee at each the junior and senior ranges. He’s additionally one of many extra skilled candidates, having performed 44 Checks and 140 ODIs.
Sameer Dighe and Salil Ankola of Mumbai, in addition to Gyanendra Pandey of Uttar Pradesh and Reetinder Sodhi of Punjab, have expressed curiosity within the place. Ajit Agarkar, one of many few high-profile candidates from the final spherical, has not utilized this time.
The BCCI set a minimal qualification degree of seven Checks or 30 first-class matches, or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches, for candidates whereas promoting for the brand new choice panel. They need to even have retired at the least 5 years prior and be below the age of 60. When shaped, the committee may have 5 members, one from every zone.