In a shocking turn of events BCCI has sacked its selection panel following the humiliating ousting by the hands of England in T20 World Cup in Australia.
The Chetan Sharma led selection panel was sacked on Friday by BCCI. It consisted of four other members namely, Harvinder Singh (Central zone), Sunil Joshi (South Zone), Debashish Mohanty (East Zone).
BCCI fires national selection committee
Usually a senior selection panel gets a four year tenure which is also subject to further extention. However, this panel has had the shortest tenure in this history of BCCI.
Some of them selectors were appointed in 2020 and 2021.
However, this was something that was bound to happen. Under their poor tenure India has lost 3 ICC tournaments within a span of one year.
Thing started to go awry when they were knocked out of the T20 World Cup in 2021. They even failed to make it to the Knockout stages of that tournament.
Earlier this year they failed to win the iaugral ICC World Test Championship title. And then were humiliated by England in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
There were some reports looking in the media that Chetan Sharma was subject to being snubbed. But the firing of the entire panel has come as a shock.
The BCCI is yet to issue an official statement over the same. According to ESPNcrickinfo, this step is taken as a part of BCCI’s performance review.
It has also been reported that the squads announced for New Zealand and Bangladesh tour also raised several eyebrows. Since it is very unprecedented for the selectors to announce squad for two tours at the same time.
As of now BCCI has already started to accept applications for the position of national selectors. The application submission process will go on till 28th of November.
Stay tuned as there’s more to follow…