BCCI has invited applications for the post of selector a day in advance.
Virender Sehwag breaks his silence on BCCI’s offer
New Delhi. Former opener Virender Sehwag recently rejected the speculations being made about him that he has received any proposal from the BCCI to make him the chief of Team India’s selection committee. Sehwag has confirmed this to Times of India. Sehwag has told that the offer of the post of Chief Selector by BCCI to him is not correct. Nothing like this happened from the board’s side.
Let us tell you that 4 months ago, Chetan Sharma had to lose the chief selector’s chair after making public the things related to Team India in a sting operation. Since then this post is vacant and since then Shiv Sunder Das is working as the interim chief selector. Apart from them, S Sharath (South Zone), Subroto Banerjee (Central Zone) and Salil Ankola (West Zone) are also included in the selection committee.
BCCI has recently invited applications for the post of selector and one of the big names that emerged as a contender for the position was Virender Sehwag. There were media reports that BCCI has approached Sehwag. But, now this former opener has rejected the talk of getting any such offer from the Indian Cricket Board.
BCCI has already taken out an advertisement for a vacant post of the selection committee a day before. The selected candidate is likely to be the new Chief Selector. The same former player can apply for this post, who has played 7 Tests or 10 ODIs or at least 30 first class matches. Apart from this, at least 5 years have passed since retirement from active cricket. The last date to apply is June 30.
The chairman of the senior selection committee gets Rs 1 crore per annum while the other four members get Rs 90 lakh per annum. Sehwag already earns more than this as commentary and cricket expert. In such a situation, he would hardly agree to this post.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023