India’s former pacer Ajit Agarkar is set to apply for BCCI’s National Selectors’ role after India had a pathetic performance in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022. Agarkar couldn’t become the chairman of the selection committee earlier but he’ll be applying for the role again. In IPL he’s the assistant coach of the Delhi Capitals.
“We haven’t spoken to Ajit about it today. It’s absolutely his choice whether he would leave his IPL role and apply for the selectors job. But obviously, he was very close last time and we would be happy to have him. He is someone young with a lot of experience in playing all three formats besides IPL. His inputs and experiences would be invaluable. He has also worked with young players and he understands in and out of the domestic structure,” a senior BCCI official said
Eligibility for the national selectors
- The candidate should have played 7 Test matches / 30 First Class matches /10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.
- He should be retired for a minimum of 5 years.
- He should not be a member of any cricket committee as per rules of BCCI for 5 years can apply for this role.
In his career, he has played a total of 26 Test matches scalping 58 wickets. IN ODIs, he played 191 games picking 288 wickets. He played a handful of T20I games (4) getting 3 wickets. He played 62 T20s where he picked 47 wickets. He was featured in 110 First Class matches and scalped 299 wickets and 270 List A games where he bagged 420 wickets.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India invited fresh applications for the selection committee, November 28 being the deadline.
Ajit Agarkar”s application will be considered from the West Zone. Abbey Kuruvilla’s career was short-lived as it ended immediately after T20 WC 2021.
From the East Zone, Shiv Sundar Das and Sanjay Raut as well as West Bengal’s Ranadeb Bose and Deep Dasgupta are good fits.
From the Southern part of the country, there are many eligible candidates, however, it’s unclear if anyone would apply from Kerala, Hyderabad or Tamil Nadu. Recently, Sunil Joshi served on the selection committee so it’s unlikely that another player from Karnataka will be getting into the committee again.
Recently, the board fired the entire Selection committee after India’s disastrous performance in T20 World Cup’s finale.