The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday sacked Chetan Sharma-led senior national selection committee following team India’s disappointing run at recently-concluded T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
The apex cricketing board has invited applications for five positions of National Selectors (Senior Men). The last date to submit applications is November 28, 2022.
BCCI sacks Chetan Sharma-led senior national selection committee— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 18, 2022
BCCI’s decision to revamp the entire selection committee comes after national team’s below-par run at the World Cup. Rohit Sharma-led India suffered a humiliating 10-wicket loss to England in T20 WC semifinals. In the Super 12 stage, the Men in Blue won against Pakistan off the final ball, while they lost against South Africa. The only World Cup games in which India attained a comfortable win were against underdogs Zimbabwe and Netherlands.
During Chetan’s tenure, India had also failed to reach knock-out stage in the 2021 edition of T20 World Cup and lost the World Test Championships final.
Chetan (North zone), Harvinder Singh (Centra Zone), Sunil Joshi (South Zone) and Debasish Mohanty (East Zone) have had the shortest stint as senior national selectors in recent times. Some of them were appointed in 2020 and some in 2021.
A senior national selector normally gets a four-year term subject to extension. There was no selector from West Zone after Abbey Kuruvilla’s tenure ended.
On Friday, the BCCI invited applications for the position of national selectors (Senior Men). The last date of application is November 28