BCCI invites fresh applications after sacking senior members from Men’s Selection Committee

The BCCI has fired the whole senior men’s selection committee, which was headed by former India fast bowler Chetan Sharma, in an unprecedented move. The board announced in a press release on Friday night that it was accepting new applications for the five national selector positions and had set a deadline of November 28.

The BCCI administration, led by former India all-rounder Roger Binny, who was chosen without opposition as board president in October, has made its first significant decision. Although the BCCI dismissed all five selectors in an effort to restructure the panel fairly, their contracts technically have not been renewed. The BCCI had said that these selectors’ work would be evaluated annually at the time of their appointment.


The Board’s invitation for new members via application basis has begun and BCCI stated that the applicant should have some basic qualifications, such as –

  • Should have played a minimum of

a) 7 Test matches; OR
b) 30 First Class matches; OR
c) 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.

  • Should have retired from the game at least 5 years ago.
  • No person who has been a member of any Cricket Committee (as defined in the rules and regulations of BCCI) for a total of 5 years shall be eligible to be a member of Men’s Selection Committee.