India’s once again failed to win a knockout game in the World Championship on November 10. They faced England who beat them by 10 wickets at the Adelaide Oval. With this, changes are inevitable in the team. On the other hand, the selection committee won’t escape the axe as well. It is now reported that the entire selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma might be sacked.
As per an Indian Cricket Board official, there will be some tough calls post the 20-20 World Cup 2022 mauling. Even though the official maintained that the injuries aren’t the selector’s fault, they are part of the system and are accountable. The official added that as soon as the new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is formed, there will be changes in the selection committee set up.
“There will be some tough calls. With so many injuries, one cannot entirely blame the selection committee. But yes, they are part of the system and answerable too. Once the new CAC comes in, there will be changes,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.
Notably, the committee normally consists of five members from five different zones – East, West, South, North, and Central India. However, one spot has been vacant since Abey Kuruvilla quit.
T20 experience will be given priority in the new selection committee: Reports
The Indian Cricket Board official further added that it is time to recognize that T20 cricket will dominate world cricket. He also said that it shouldn’t be a case of a selection committee in which neither of them hasn’t played the shortest format. In the current committee, none of them have played T20 cricket at all.
“Time has changed and it is important to recognise that T20 will dominate world cricket. So, you cannot have a former player in the selection panel without any experience in T20s, playing or coaching. When the new CAC is appointed, at least one selector in the committee will focus on T20s as we have a T20 WC every two years,” a top BCCI official told InsideSport.