Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has been appointed as chairman of senior males’s choice panel on suggestions of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), BCCI secretary Jay Shah introduced on Tuesday.
“The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), consisting of Ms Sulakshana Naik, Mr Ashok Malhotra, and Mr Jatin Paranjape, interviewed candidates for the place of 1 selector within the Males’s Choice Committee. The three-member CAC has unanimously really helpful Mr Ajit Agarkar for the mentioned place,” Shah mentioned in a media launch.
“The committee additional really helpful Mr Agarkar for the function of Chairperson of the Males’s Choice Committee primarily based on seniority (whole variety of Take a look at matches).”
Agarkar has performed 191 ODIs other than 26 Assessments and 4 T20Is. He was part of the 1999, 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cup squad and likewise featured within the 2007 World T20 profitable Indian crew.
He has a Take a look at hundred at Lord’s and performed a giant half in India’s Take a look at victory in Australia, again in 2004, with a six-wicket haul in Adelaide sport.
He nonetheless holds the document for the quickest half-century by an Indian batter in ODI, achieved with a 21-ball fifty in opposition to Zimbabwe in 2000. He additionally held the document for being the quickest to succeed in 50 ODI wickets for practically a decade, engaging in the milestone in simply 23 matches.
Agarkar is predicted to get a greater remuneration in comparison with present paycheck of Rs 1 crore earmarked for the chairman of selectors. The remaining members of the committee get Rs 90 lakh every.
It’s understood that BCCI needs to get achieved with formality of appointment as Agarkar, after taking up, will chair the choice committee assembly for the T20I squad that can play 5 video games within the West Indies later this week.
“Agarkar is the one candidate who appeared for interview. It was a digital one as he’s at present overseas on a household break,” a BCCI supply knowledgeable PTI.
In line with sources, there are not any notable title from North Zone, who’s large enough in stature to take over the coveted publish.
That’s the reason why BCCI might be breaking its age-old conference of appointing one selector from every of the 5 zones.
Agarkar’s appointment will imply that West Zone may have two selectors with Salil Ankola being the opposite one. The others are Subroto Banerjee from Central Zone, S Sharath from South and SS Das from East.