Ajit Agarkar is leading the race to become the next Team India Chief Selector: Reports

 Ajit Agarkar is leading the race to become the next Team India Chief Selector: Reports

Ajit Agarkar (Image Credit: (Twitter)

The Indian Cricket Board senior selection committee has been missing a chief selector since February 17, when veteran fast pacer Chetan Sharma resigned following being featured in a sting operation. Notably, it’s been speculated that former India pacer Ajit Agarkar is in line to take over the vacant chair. The 45-year-old, who has represented India in 191 ODIs, 26 Tests, and four T20Is, is reported to be the most likely contender for the position of taking over. Meanwhile, the north zone, from which Chetan Sharma left the role in February, hasn’t been filled on an ongoing schedule since.

If appointed, the 2007 T20 World Cup winner will be in charge of leading the national squad through some of its difficult stages before the upcoming World Cup 2023. Notably, after losing the World Test Championship final over Australia at The Oval, the Men in Blue are currently under pressure for being empty-handed for the last ten years after not clinching any World title after the Champions Trophy in 2013. Meanwhile, it’s true that a great deal of flak has also been directed at almost every squad selection, including those that were most recent for the West Indies tour.

The Indian Cricket Board rejected Ajit Agarkar in 2020 after he sought the spot as a selector

According to reports, the Indian Cricket Board said that it would increase the chief selector’s existing yearly compensation of Rs 1 crore. On top of that, the only renowned applicant on the list is the stylish right-handed batter Agarkar, who subsequently made the choice to apply. On Thursday, the Mumbai-born cricketer decided the end of his tenure as the Delhi Capitals’ assistant head coach. It’s crucial to note that the Indian Cricket Board rejected the former pacer in 2020 after he sought the spot as a selector. The annual salary for the remaining selection committee members is Rs 90 lakh.

In addition to this, the Capitals took to Twitter and thanked him for his contribution to the league.

The 2020 finalists’ Twitter statement read: You’ll always have a place to call home here. Thank You, Ajit and Watto, for your contributions. All the very best for your future endeavor’s.”


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