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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the governing body of Indian cricket, on Friday invited candidates for the position of national selectors (senior men). This effectively ended the tenure of the current selection panel, led by former Indian cricket cricketer Chetan Sharma. According to a BCCI press release, a total of five selectors will be chosen with the age limit of 60 years. The Cricket Organization has also listed certain criteria for the interested candidates such as that they should have “played a minimum of 7 Test matches or 30 First Class matches or 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.” Also, the candidates “should have retired at least 5 years ago”. The registration TUSEN is November 28.
In addition to these points, the BCCI said in the press release that “no person who has been a member of a Cricket Commission (as defined in the Rules and Regulations of BCCI) for a total of 5 years will be eligible to become a member of the Men’s Selection Committee.”
In the same press release, the BCCI listed eight “key duties/responsibilities” for the selectors. Here they are:
1. Select the best possible team in a fair and transparent way.
2. Plan and prepare strong bench strength for the Senior Men’s National team.
3. Attend team meetings when needed.
4. Travel to watch domestic and international matches.
5. Prepare and provide evaluation reports of respective team performance to BCCI’s Apex Council on a quarterly basis.
6. Address the media about team selection as instructed by BCCI.
7. Designate a captain for the team in each format.
8. Adhere to BCCI’s rules and regulations.
The job domain has two key points that have never been included in previous advertisements from selection committees: to prepare and provide an evaluation report of the respective team performance to BCCI’s Apex Council on a quarterly basis, and to appoint a captain for the team in each format.
Also for the first time, the BCCI job domain description states that the chairman should address the media regarding team-related questions.
With PTI inputs
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