The Board of Cricket Control Of India has sacked the interim selection led by Chetan Sharma after the humiliating loss in the crucial semi-final match of the T20 World Cup 2022 and started accepting applications for the chief selector post. More than 60 former cricketers have applied for the post, which expired on Monday.
In the race for chief selector, former pacer Venkatesh Prasad is a strong contender for this role as he has vast experience with 33 Tests matches and 131 ODIs matches between 1996 to 2000, in which he took 292 international wickets.
He was the chief selector of the U-19 team from 2016-18. At that time, the junior squad played in the U-19 finals in 2016 and 2018.
His record in the Indian team is also outstanding; he was the bowling coach of the Indian team in 2007 when Men in blue won the World T20 title. After it, he was the coach of Chennai Super Kings from 2008-09; in his period, CSK played the final in 2008. However, they won the IPL title in 2009 and the CLT20 titles. He also coached Punjab Kings and domestic teams like Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
It will be interesting to see who will be appointed as the new chief selector of the Indian team because, after the exit from the T20 World Cup 2022, everyone demanded three different skippers for every format. In contrast, people also expect a new lineup in every form so that players will manage the workload and maintain their fitness before any important ICC series.