According to ESPNCricinfo, former players Ajay Ratra, Amay Khurasiya, and S Sharath are being interviewed for a position on India’s senior men’s selection panel. Other candidates include Ajay Ratra.
In addition to the players named above, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that was constituted by the BCCI conducted interviews with Chetan Sharma and Harvinder Singh.
Candidates who were ultimately selected to move on to the next round gave presentations in front of the panel, which will make its recommendations to the board of directors this week. Former India opener SS Das, who hails from the East Zone, is the other contender for this position.
Sharath, a former batter for Tamil Nadu, has emerged as a strong contender for the position of South Zone batsman to replace Sunil Joshi, who has decided not to reapply for the position.
If Sharath is hired, he will be promoted to the position of chairman of the panel that oversees the junior men’s team because he presently holds that position.
His committee was responsible for selecting the team that went on to win the World Cup for under-19 athletes for India last year.
It is anticipated that Das would replace his former teammate Debasis Mohanty from the East Zone. Das and Mohanty were teammates for both India and Odisha during their time together.
In addition to playing 180 first-class matches, Das competed for India in 23 tests and four one-day internationals during the years of 2000 and 2002.
Because Mohanty had reached the maximum-stipulated cumulative five-year term across all cricket committees, there was always going to be a need for a new selector to come from the East Zone, regardless of whether or not the BCCI had invited applications for a new selection panel. Both the junior and the senior panels included him as a member at some point.
In a similar manner, the board would have been required to appoint a new selector from the West Zone because the selection Panel, which was led by Chetan Sharma and reduced to four members after Abey Kuruvilla, a former Indian pacer, completed his maximum tenure of five years, was reduced to four members.
Kuruvilla was promoted to the position of General Manager of Cricket Development for the BCCI, and the board of directors did not select a replacement for him.
Chetan Sharma was a part of the BCCI’s review meeting on Monday, where they discussed India’s performance at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and mapped out a strategy for the 50-over World Cup that will take place later this year. Despite this, it was revealed that he could continue in his role as chairman after all.
At the meeting were present India’s head coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma, National Cricket Association chief VVS Laxman, and the senior brass from the board.
During the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy, the incumbent panel has not been requested to report to any of the tournament’s several sites.
An extension up until the end of the year 2022 has been granted for the purpose of selecting squads for the white-ball series against Sri Lanka and tracking third-round Ranji matches from December 27-30.
Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjape, and Sulakshana Naik are all former players, and the three of them make up the CAC, which is in charge of conducting the interviews for the selection panel.