The brand new-look nationwide choice committee of the BCCI is ready to have a lift in its profile with a few of the well-known former India gamers like Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh and Shiv Sunder Das making use of for the vacant posts from their respective zones.
Nonetheless, Ajit Agarkar, who has 231 worldwide matches (191 ODIs, 26 Exams, four T20Is) to his identify, may very well be the front-runner for the chairman’s publish in case he decides to re-apply for selector’s job.
Whereas Agarkar could not be contacted for a remark, it has been learnt that he would throw his hat within the ring and his credentials for the highest job might be troublesome to disregard contemplating his huge worldwide expertise (three ODI World Cups and one World T20 in 2007).
Though the BCCI has formally removed the zonal system, it’s extremely unlikely that two folks from the identical zone might be saved within the choice panel.
Sunil Joshi from South Zone (84 worldwide video games — 15 Exams and 69 ODIs) was the chairman whereas the Central Zone was represented by Harvinder Singh. However, a few of the candidates within the fray have extra worldwide matches than Joshi, who will then need to relinquish his publish as per Lodha Committee rule.
“Sure, I’ve utilized for the selector’s publish. I’ve no points being an extraordinary member of the panel. My fundamental intention is to serve Indian cricket. I’ve performed alongside legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vegsarkar, learnt so much from them,” Chetan, India’s first hat-trick man in a World Cup (1987) with 88 worldwide video games, informed PTI.
The 54-year-old had in truth utilized in January additionally however then the BCCI had solely changed South Zone incumbent (MSK Prasad) with Joshi and Harvinder got here rather than Gagan Khoda.
One other large identify who has utilized from North Zone is former left-arm spinner Maninder Singh (94 video games — 35 Exams and 59 ODIs).
“Sure, I had utilized final time (in January additionally) and I’m making use of this time. If given an opportunity, I’ll actually like to offer my greatest shot,” mentioned Maninder, who was considerd as Bishan Singh Bedi’s ideally suited substitute within the mid 80’s for his prodigious expertise.
A senior administrator from North Zone mentioned that Maninder and Chetan’s functions are greater than welcome.
“Final time, it was Sarandeep Singh with lower than 10 worldwide video games to his credit score. It was a merciless joke on the system. No less than we’ve Chetan and Maninder, two very reputed cricketers of their time making use of for selector’s job,” a former BCCI office-bearer from North Zone mentioned.
An fascinating alternative could be of East Zone the place it’s at all times troublesome to seek out too many worldwide cricketers.
Das, a dogged opener and world class close-in fielder with 1326 runs in 23 Exams, is a transparent favorite from East Zone. He confirmed about making use of for the publish to PTI.
Nonetheless, along with his state-mate and former India pacer Debasish Mohanty already within the junior panel, the BCCI won’t need two folks from Odisha in junior and senior choice committees.
“Look, if Das applies, his case might be troublesome to disregard. In that case, BCCI might check out Debu (Mohanty) as senior selector for subsequent two years and provides somebody from Bengal that place,” an official aware about choice issues mentioned.
There have been rumours that former India seamer Subroto Banerjee will apply from East Zone however it’s confirmed that “he isn’t making use of” for the job.
“Subroto has been a revered bowling coach for a while and he want to proceed as a coach — be it on the NCA, India U-19 or India A. He isn’t keen on being nationwide selector,” a supply near the cricketer mentioned.
A really fascinating candidate is former Bengal pacer Ranadeb Bose, who’s at present the state group’s bowling coach.
Ranadeb was part of India’s Check collection successful squad in England (2007) however was unfortunate as he didn’t add an India cap to his 91 first-class and 82 Record A video games.
Ranadeb has created a strong tempo bowling unit for Bengal comprising of Akash Deep, Ishan Porel (at present with the nationwide group in Australia as a internet bowler) and Mukesh Kumar.
Nonetheless, in relation to Das versus Bose, clearly the previous opener is a runaway favorite. However Bose may nonetheless be within the fray in case BCCI considers him for junior selector’s publish, upgrading Mohanty to senior stage.