Ajit Agarkar, Maninder Singh, Chetan Sharma, SS Das in fray for selector job | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) may have a powerful subject to decide on its three new members within the senior nationwide choice committee. TOI has learnt that former India pacers Ajit Agarkar and Chetan Sharma have utilized for the job together with former India left-arm spinner Maninder Singh and opener Shiv Sunder Das. With 4 hours to go for the deadline for functions on Sunday, these 4 names emerged because the strongest candidates.
The sticky subject that the BCCI has to cope with is that in the event that they nonetheless need to go by the custom of getting selectors representing zones. Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh have been introduced in as selectors earlier this yr and their appointment meant BCCI maintained the zonal coverage. Nonetheless, the renewed BCCI structure doesn’t specify the coverage and states that the perfect 5 candidates ought to be appointed.
The board, on its half, has maintained it’s not following a zonal coverage which is why they didn’t point out within the job necessities. This meant Agarkar and Maninder had utilized the earlier time as effectively. There’s been confusion over if such candidates wanted to re-apply. Earlier than the lockdown, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had confirmed to TOI that Agarkar and Maninder’s functions would stand. Nonetheless, each of them have determined to reapply to remain on the safer aspect.
“I had utilized the final time. No communication got here from BCCI’s finish as to if we needed to reapply or not,” Maninder advised TOI.
TOI additionally understands that Agarkar is a powerful favorite to turn out to be the chairman of the choice committee going by worldwide expertise.
The confusion over the existence of the zonal coverage has meant there’s a whole lot of uncertainty over candidates from the east zone. Former Bengal pacer Ranadeb Bose has additionally utilized. It could be famous that Chetan Sharma had additionally represented Bengal in first-class cricket for a quick interval.
There’s additionally a idea going round that the BCCI might elevate former India pacer Debasis Mohanty from being the chairman of junior choice committee to the senior senior panel and accommodate Bose within the junior choice committee.

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