Former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi named as new chief selector of BCCI

Former Indian pacer Madan Lal heading the Cricket Advisory Committee recommended Sunil Joshi, a former Indian spinner as the Chairman of the BCCI’s selection panel. As a replacement of the outgoing member Gagan Khoda, Harvinder Singh has been selected.

Ex-chief selector MSK Prasad has to be replaced and in that place the CAC consisting of Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik referred the name of Joshi. Further suggestions will be given by reviewing the work done by the panel in the year of duration.

BCCI secretary read a statement in which it is stated “The Committee recommended Mr.Sunil Joshi as a member of selection committee as a chairman of the senior men’s selection. The CAC will recommend the candidates to the BCCI after reviewing them for one year period of time.”

The tenure of Jatin Paranjpe, Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh will be continuing for few months. Lal believed it was right decision made in selecting Joshi as a chief selector and he was extremely satisfied.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Harvinder Singh, Rajesh Chauhan, Venkatesh Prasad and Joshi were the five people who were applied for the post. Out of these, Prasad and Sivaramakrishnan will be representing the South Zone while rest of them will be representing the central zone.

Picking the Indian squad for the three match ODI series vs South Africa will start on march 12 and the selecting the squad for these matches will be the first assignment given to the new elected committee.