Get the app

BCCI Appoints MSK Prasad As Chairman of Selectors

Former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad was appointed as the new chairman of selectors of Indian cricket team at the 87th Annual General Meeting of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Cricketnext Staff |September 21, 2016, 2:27 PM IST
BCCI Appoints MSK Prasad As Chairman of Selectors

Mumbai: In defiance of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee recommendations, the BCCI on Wednesday named a five-member selection committee headed by former wicketkeeper-batsman MSK Prasad and comprising two members with no Test experience.

Prasad, who was a part of the previous panel as the South Zone representative, replaced Sandeep Patil as Chairman of the selectors.

The 41-year-old Prasad, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, played six Tests and 17 ODIs in his brief international career.

Gagan Khoda, who has not played any Test cricket has been retained in the committee from the central zone.

Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe and Sarandeep Singh were the new additions to the selection panel. Of the three, Paranjpe does not have Test experience and has only played ODIs.

The move is in complete defiance of the Lodha committee recommendations, which had called for a three-strong panel with all members having Test experience.

The new panel was decided at the BCCI's 87th Annual General Meeting which was held in the backdrop of Lodha committee recommendations, which have not been accepted by the Board.

The 45-year-old Gandhi, who has four Tests and three ODIs to his credit, will be representing the east zone, while Paranjpe will be west zone's representative. Former off-spinner Sarandeep is the selector from north zone, replacing Vikram Rathour.

The 44-year-old Paranjpe, a former left-handed batsman, has only played four ODIs. Sarandeep, on the other hand, has three Tests and five ODIs under his belt, making him compliant with the Lodha committee recommendations.

In overall analysis, the new selection committee has a combined international experience of 13 Tests and 31 ODIs.

Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad has been retained as chairman of the junior selection committee.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4659 119
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3270 99
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
see more