BCCI picked three new selectors for the senior men’s selection panel at the 89th AGM on Thursday.© AFP
Former India pacer Chetan Sharma was on Thursday appointed chairman of the senior men’s national selection panel by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also picked Abey Kuruvilla and Debashis Mohanty in the five-member team. The new panel was formed on the sidelines of the BCCI’s 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ahmedabad. The selection panel also has former India players Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh. Chetan Sharma is a former player who represented India in 23 Tests and 65 ODIs during an 11-year-long international career, the highlight of which was his hat-trick in the 1987 World Cup.
Based on CAC’s recommendations Mr Chetan Sharma, Mr Abey Kuruvilla and Mr Debashish Mohanty have been appointed to the senior selection committee. Mr Sharma will be head the selection panel.
At the age of 16, Chetan Sharma started playing first-class cricket for Haryana and made his Test debut aged 18, a year after making his ODI debut against the West Indies in December 1983.
As per the BCCI constitution, the candidate with the most Test caps becomes the chief selector.
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