BCCI appoints Neetu David as head of ladies’s choice panel | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: Neetu David, certainly one of India’s best girls cricketers within the late ’90s and early 2000s, has been appointed chairman of the ladies’s choice committee changing Hemalata Kala, the BCCI introduced on Saturday.
The opposite members of the panel are Mithu Mukherjee, Renu Margrate, Arati Vaidya and V Kalpana — all former India gamers.
The four-year time period of the earlier panel, led by Kala, led to March 2020. It had Sudha Shah, Anjali Pendharkar, Shashi Gupta and Lopamudra Banerjee as different members.

Their final task was deciding on the staff for the ladies’s World T20 in Australia, the place India ended runners-up.
“On account of seniority, Neetu David, the previous left-arm spinner, will head the five-member committee,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated in a press release.
She holds the world document for finest bowling figures in an innings in a Check — 8/53 in opposition to England in Jamshedpur in 1995.
“She can be the second-highest wicket-taker for India in WODIs with 141 scalps and was additionally the primary from India to take 100 WODI wickets,” Shah noticed.
The BCCI did not identify a brand new choice panel, inviting criticism from many quarters, however the rationale behind the delay was absence of any cricketing exercise as a result of COVID-19-forced lockdown.
India’s girls’s cricket will get again to motion with a three-team Ladies’s Challenger Collection within the UAE and for that, the BCCI was required to type a brand new girls’s choice panel.
There have been numerous functions however the former left-arm spinner David, who was India’s highest wicket-taker in WODIS earlier than Jhulan Goswami surpassed her, was the highest contender. She took 141 wickets in 97 video games.
David performed 10 Checks wherein she had taken 41 wickets. She retired from worldwide cricket in 2008.
“Neetu is an enormous identify in Indian girls’s cricket and has the stature. I do not suppose anybody can query Neetu’s credentials to turn out to be head of the choice panel,” a senior BCCI supply had advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.
From amongst those that have utilized for posts within the choice panel, former Maharashtra left-handed batswoman Arati Vaidya, who performed three Checks and 6 ODIs between mid to late ’90s, was a contender from the west zone.
From the east zone, Mithu Mukherjee’s identify had been doing the rounds. She was a part of the earlier panel and did not full her full time period. She nonetheless has at the least two years left in her tenure.
“It is true that Mithu has been sounded out but it surely’s not identified whether or not she would lastly get the task. There aren’t too many names from the east zone,” the supply had stated.
A robust candidate from the central zone was Renu Margrate, a medium pacer, who performed for India in 5 Checks and 23 ODIs within the late ’90s. The 45 year-old Margaret represented Indian Railways within the nationwide tournaments.
The fifth candidate within the panel is 59-year-old Venkatacher Kalpana, who performed three Check and eight ODIs between 1986 and 1991 as a wicketkeeper-batter.

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