AGENCIES, New Delhi: Former India spinner Sunil Joshi was on Wednesday named chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also picked ex-pacer Harvinder Singh in the five-member group.
The CAC, comprising Madan Lal, R.P. Singh and Sulakshana Naik, named the two selectors. Joshi replaces M.S.K. Prasad (South Zone), who had an extended run after completing his four-year tenure.
The BCCI said the CAC will review the panel’s performance after one year and make recommendations accordingly.
Harvinder was chosen from central zone and replaces Gagan Khoda in the panel. The existing members of the selection panel are Jatain Paranjpe (West), Devang Gandhi (East) and Sarandeep Singh (North).
The CAC had shortlisted five candidates for interviews — Joshi, Harvinder, Venkatesh Prasad, Rajesh Chauhan and L.S. Sivaramakrishnan — from a list of 40 applicants.
The likes of Ajit Agarkar and Nayan Mongia did not even make the short-list but the former will be back in contention after Paranjpe’s term ends in September along with Gandhi and Sarandeep.