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BCCI invites applications for MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda's replacements

With MSK Prasad-led selection committee's tenure nearing its end, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking for applicants for the position of national selectors.

India TV Sports Desk India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 18, 2020 19:42 IST
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The BCCI on Saturday invited applications for the post of national selectors with only two slots to be filled in the senior panel vacated by incumbent chairman MSK Prasad and his colleague Gagan Khoda.

Along with the senior selection committee, the entire women's selection panel will be overhauled while the junior men's committee will feature two changes. The last date for submission is January 24.

It is still not clear whether the proposed Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Madan Lal, Gautam Gambhir and Sulakshana Naik will be conducting interviews of the interested candidates.

For the men's team, BCCI had invited applications for just two positions with the criteria that the applicant fulfils the required criteria - Should have played 7 Test matches or, 30 first-class matches or, 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches and should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago. Former India batsman Dilip Vengsarkar, whose name was floated by a section of the media, is 64 years old.

The BCCI brass led by Sourav Ganguly has adhered to specifications given in the new constitution where qualification for applying for senior selector's post requires a candidate to play either seven Tests and 30 first-class games or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches. The person needs to be retired from all forms of cricket for at least five years.

For the men's team, BCCI had invited applications for just two positions with the criteria that the applicant fulfils the required criteria - Should have played 7 Test matches or, 30 first-class matches or, 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches and should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago. 

For the women's team, there are five positions open with the criteria that the applicant - should have represented the Indian Women’s Cricket Team and should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago. And for the junior team, there are two positions open wherein the applicant - should have played 25 first-class matches and should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago. 

All the applications whould reach the BCCI headquarters by 11:59 pm on January 24, 2020. 

(With PTI inputs)

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