On Friday, the BCCI invited applications for the post of national selectors (senior men). The last date of application is 28 November.
The information about Chetan’s sacking was first reported by PTI after the BCCI AGM on October 18 but it is learned that his committee has not even been informed about his sacking.
The job mandate of the new president has an interesting detail of “selection of captain in each format” which suggests that the BCCI may move towards split captaincy in the near future.
Chetan (North Zone), Harvinder Singh (Central Zone), Sunil Joshi (South Zone) and Debasish Mohanty (East Zone) have had the shortest tenure as senior national selectors in recent times.
Joshi and Harvinder were appointed national selectors in February 2020. After the AGM in January 2021, Chetan took over as chairman of selectors along with Mohanty and Kuruvilla.
A senior national selector normally gets a tenure of four years, subject to extension. After this there was no selector from West Zone Abhay Kuruvillaterm ended.
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Once India had lost in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, the writing was always on the wall that Chetan was on loan.
India had also failed to reach the knock-out stage in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup during Chetan’s tenure and had to face defeat. world test championship The last.
“For Chetan to save his job, India needed to win the T20 World Cup. Nothing less could have saved him. But for once, he got the selection of four teams in one go (the overseas series of New Zealand and Bangladesh) Which was unprecedented, one can read between the lines,” a BCCI insider, who is tracking the developments, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
There are many reasons why the BCCI office-bearers are unhappy with the poor performance of Chetan and his committee.
It is believed that Chetan was never vocal when it came to certain decisions.
Some of the reasons for his sacking are believed to be: not being able to build a settled team, allowing only eight international captains in a year, a select few seniors turning workload management into a joke, picking KL Rahul after a gap of eight months T20 cricket is going on almost every tour of India but is unable to coordinate with the team management to prepare a decisive set of players.
There is no concrete plan on how a 37-year-old senior like Shikhar Dhawan will be carried into the 2023 World Cup when he will be above 38, is one of the issues that has never been addressed.
Chetan and his team have never been able to reward their players for their domestic or IPL performances and have not picked specialists in the two T20 World Cups. They have a committee under which India has lost two T20 World Cup matches by 10 wickets, which has never happened before.
Chetan’s days were numbered, it was understood when he cut the figure of loneliness during the T20 World Cup in Australia. He never traveled with the team and stood at a reasonable distance from head coach Rahul Dravid at the end of the bowlers’ run-up at the nets.
The media in Australia never witnessed any major interaction between the two.
New chairman to select captains in “every format”, report to Apex Council
In what could be a major development, the new selection committee, as and when it takes over, will be mandated to pick captains across all three formats, effectively meaning that the BCCI is going for split captaincy.
This could mean that Rohit Sharma will continue as captain in ODIs and Test cricket for the time being, while Hardik Pandya will become the captain of the shortest format till the 2024 T20 World Cup in USA and West Indies.
The eligibility criteria remained the same. The age limit is 60 years and the current player must have retired from active cricket for at least five years. He must have played at least seven Test matches or 30 first-class matches or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches.
The scope of work consists of two major points that have never been advertised by the selection committee before – preparing and providing evaluation reports of the respective team’s performance to the Supreme Council of the BCCI on a quarterly basis, and appointing captains for the team in each format. .
Also for the first time, BCCI’s job domain description includes that the president will have to address the media regarding queries related to the team.