After 4 months, BCCI will seek replacement of fifth selector: Report

control board for Cricket In India (BCCI) may invite applications for the post of fifth selector in the National Senior Selection Committee, which is lying vacant for the last four months.

“We will have (Abhay) Kuruvilla’s replacement soon; Maybe in the next two weeks, we will have a new selector,” told a BCCI official Indian Express.

Former India pacer Abe Kuruvilla’s tenure came to an end at the beginning of the year as he completed a total of five years on the board’s cricket committees. As per the constitution of BCCI, no person can be a member of any committee for more than five years.

Prior to this, he served as the chairman of the junior selection committee for four years. He is currently the General Manager (Game Development) of BCCI.

The other four senior selectors are chairman Chetan Sharma, Sunil Joshi, Harvinder Singh and Debashish Mohanty. They are picking the Indian team without a fifth ally, starting with the home series against Sri Lanka in February and March, followed by tours of Ireland and England, as well as the upcoming West Indies tour.

Meanwhile, BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which will be tasked with choosing a new selector, has been lacking one since October 2021.

The CAC was initially a three-member committee before its head and former cricketer Madan Lal stepped down after turning 70. The new constitution does not allow any person to hold any position on the board beyond the age of 70 years. BCCI is yet to find a replacement for Lal.

In fact, the appointment of Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach was done by a two-member CAC comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh.

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