New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly had stated in the beginning of February that the 2 new selectors of the nationwide staff could be appointed by the top of the month. But as of Friday morning, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had been given no transient on when the interview of the eligible candidates shall be held on the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Speaking to IANS, sources within the know of developments stated that the trio of Madan Lal, R.P. Singh and Sulakshana Naik have been but to be told about when the interview of the candidates for the 2 selectors’ publish will happen.
“No, as of Thursday night, the trio haven’t received anything with regards to when exactly the candidates will be interview for the posts left vacant by chief selector M.S.K. Prasad (South Zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central Zone) as their tenures have ended. It must be done soon as the team for the ODI series against South Africa needs to be picked in the first week of March as the first ODI is to be played in Dharamsala on March 12,” the supply stated.
Earlier, Lal had advised IANS that he was anticipating to elect the 2 new selectors by March 1 or 2 as that they had acquired the record of candidates eligible for the job.
“We have got the list, we will now shortlist the candidates. The three of us will tally after that and decide on who all to call for the final round of interviews. We should be out with the new selectors by March 1 or 2 before the boys return from the New Zealand tour. We have to finish this off as the new selectors need to sit down and pick the squad for the ODI series against South Africa which starts on March 12,” he had stated on February 17.
Asked if the trio have had any assembly to date within the matter, Lal had stated that they’ve simply acquired the record of candidates and no assembly had taken place publish that.
Efforts to get in contact with Ganguly failed as he did not reply to messages. The BCCI had appointed the brand new CAC on January 31.
Former leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and former pacer Ajit Agarkar are the 2 names which can be most definitely to battle it out for the publish of chief selector left vacant by Prasad.
While the rule says that the ‘the senior most Test cap from among the many members of the committee shall be appointed the chairman’, Ganguly earlier made it clear that probably the most capped Test cricketer could be the one heading the staff of selectors. “It will be the one with the most Tests,” he had stated.
The selectors who will proceed are Sarandeep Singh (North), Devang Gandhi (East) and Jatin Paranjpe (West).