BCCI selector’s interview meeting possible on 29th.
Chetan Sharma and Harvinder Singh are also in the fray.
BCCI has not received any application from any top level former player.
new Delhi: The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Ashok Malhotra, Sulakshana Naik and Jatin Paranjpe is likely to meet on December 29 in Mumbai to interview potential candidates for the new national selection committee. The BCCI is understood to be in the process of shortlisting the names for the interview and the chairman of the previous selection committee, Chetan Sharma, is very likely to feature in the list along with his central zone colleague Harvinder Singh.
A BCCI source told ‘PTI-Bhasha’ on the condition of confidentiality, ‘If everything goes well, the CAC meeting is to be held in Mumbai on December 29. There will also be an interview of selected names in this. Meanwhile, Chetan and his committee are understood to have been given an extension of one more week. During this, he has been asked to keep an eye on the Ranji Trophy matches. Chetan and his colleague Harvinder were in Delhi to watch the home team’s match against Tamil Nadu, while Sunil Joshi was in Hyderabad watching the match between Assam and Hyderabad.
The source said, ‘He was informed yesterday only that he needs to watch the matches of this round.’ It is, however, understood that both Chetan and Harvinder are likely to be interviewed by the CAC again and both may continue as selectors from their respective regions. BCCI sources following the development believe that the board officials have not found a large number of suitable names for the post as Rs 1.25 crore for the chairman and Rs 1 crore for other members to attract the best talent. A package (salary) is not considered attractive.
The source said, “Chetan has a good chance of continuing in the selection committee as chairman or at least as a representative of North Zone. The truth is that BCCI is not getting the name of any top level former player for this post. Why would Chetan apply if he didn’t have the chance? He must have got some assurance, that’s why he has applied.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 23:10 IST