Sources informed that former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma, who served as the BCCI’s chief selector from December 2020 until late last year, is likely to remain in that position. The BCCI began the process of appointing a new selection panel late last year, which resulted in the dissolution of the Chetan Sharma-headed panel in November. Now, however, it is highly likely that Chetan will stay in his position. On Monday, interviews were conducted with at least seven former Indian cricket players who have been shortlisted for the selection panel.
There are currently 13 retired players on the shortlist, and interviews will resume on Tuesday. Candidates for the national selection committee were interviewed by the Ashok Malhotra-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The interviewers from the CAC on Monday included Chetan Sharma, Harvinder Singh, Amay Khurasia, Ajay Ratra, SS Das, S Sharath, and Connor Williams. There was no shortlist for Venkatesh Prasad. Harvinder Singh is expected to stay on the selection panel, according to sources.
The BCCI had previously stated requirements for prospective candidates in November 2022, such as that they “shall have played a minimum of 7 Test matches or 30 First Class matches or 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.” The candidates “should have left the game at least five years ago,” according to the statement. The closing date for applications was November 28. In addition to these things, the BCCI said in a news release that “no person shall be eligible to be a member of the Men’s Selection Committee who has been a member of any Cricket Committee (as defined in the rules and regulations of BCCI) for a total of 5 years.”