Post India’s loss in the 20-20 World Cup 2022, heads are rolling in Indian Cricket. Fans have demanded wholesome changes in Indian Cricket. Meanwhile, the board has taken its first step towards changes. They have decided to sack the entire selection committee of four members. Now, the positions are currently vacant and applications have been invited. Meanwhile, a fan has asked renowned commentator Aakash Chopra to apply for the post.
The fan had mentioned how the former India cricketer explains the issues with India’s T20I team. In reply, Chopra said that he would be honored to do the job. However, he maintained that he isn’t ready for the responsibility.
“@cricketaakash. You can apply.. All the points that you keep mentioning and sharing in #AakashVani you can implement and help in selecting a better team,” the fan tweeted.
Replying to this tweet, Chopra said: “It will be an honour to get this responsibility someday. But not right now. Not for me.”
Indian Cricket Board draws criteria for the new selection committee
After sacking the entire selection committee, the Indian Cricket Board has asked for applications for the job. They have drawn criteria for the job. The candidates must have played seven Tests, 30 FC matches or 10 ODIs and 20 FC matches.
“Candidates who wish to apply for the said position need to fulfil the following criteria for their applications to be considered,” the BCCI said in an official release.
“The candidates should have played a minimum of seven Test matches, 30 First Class matches; or 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches,” the statement added.
Notably, three out of the four sacked members can still apply for the post. The likes of Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh, and Chetan Sharma can still apply for the post as they have completed only two years of their tenure. They can still work for a maximum of two more years if they are re-selected. However, the development is unlikely given their ‘blunders’ during their tenure.