New Indian selection committee: Who has replaced MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda as selectors of Indian cricket team?

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 04/03/2020

New Indian selection committee: The Cricket Advisory Committee has eventually announced the names of two additions in the selection committee.

The CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) has finally announced two new additions to the Indian selection committee. The two former Indian cricketers have replaced Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda.

It is worth mentioning that the CAC comprises of former cricketers in Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik.

The reason why only two changes have been made to the five-man committee is that the other three selectors’ tenure will end after six months. Prasad and Khoda, whose stint was scheduled to end in last November, were on extensions till now.

New Indian selection committee

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi and former pacer Harvinder Singh have been named as the new selectors in the Indian selection committee. Joshi, 49, who has played 15 Test matches and 69 ODIs will replace Prasad as the Chairman of Selectors.

Singh, who has played three Tests and 16 ODIs, had last played domestic cricket for Railways in 2008.

Apart from Joshi and Singh, former players such as Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Venkatesh Prasad and Rajesh Chauhan were shortlisted by the BCCI to fill the void set to be created by Prasad and Khoda’s exit.

Apart from these high-profile names, other prominent names who didn’t get shortlisted were Ajit Agarkar, Nayan Mongia and Chetan Sharma.

With the appointment of Joshi (South Zone) and Singh (Central Zone), BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) have also reinstated the selection of coaches on zonal bases. With the new pair joining the likes of Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh and Jatin Paranjape, each selector represents a zone each.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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