Recently, the Indian Cricket Board took a breakthrough decision as they fired the entire selection committee. The decision was taken post-India’s loss in the semis of the 20-20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. However, the likes of Sunil Joshi, Chetan Sharma, and Harvinder Singh had their tenures left and could re-apply. Notably, the likes of Sharma and Singh have re-applied for the job.
Two years of tenure were left from the trio. However, only Sharma and Singh have applied for the role once again. Apart from them, Debasis Mohanty was already on the verge of completing his tenure. Talking about their sacking, there were many reasons for the decision. First up was the mishandling of Virat Kohli’s captaincy and the way he was removed from the ODI captaincy.
Also, the appointment of different captains for different series in a lead up to the tournament. There were different players who tried during different series that didn’t let the team settle. It will be interesting to see if the board reconsiders their joining.
Close to 100 applications were received by the Indian Cricket Board
Notably, the board has received close to 100 applications for the job that needs five people. Among big names, two former India pacers from Karnataka Venkatesh Prasad and Dodda Ganesh have applied for the job. Apart from them, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Shivsundar Das, and Ajay Ratra submitted their applications. The deadline for the applications was November 28.
Apart from them, the likes of Rajesh Chauhan, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, and Sameer Dighe have also applied. However, Laxman might not get selected. After all, the board is unwilling to allow two selectors in junior and senior selection committees from the same state unit. Salil Ankola, who played alongside the great Sachin Tendulkar has also applied.