Ashok Malhotra and Jatin Paranjape have replaced Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh, respectively, in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI’s) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
Malhotra, the former Test cricketer who recently completed his term as the first president of the Indian Cricketers’ Association, will chair the committee. Sulakshana Naik, the former India women’s cricketer, has been retained in the committee.
The first task of the committee will be to shortlist candidates for the national selection committee’s posts in consultation with BCCI office-bearers and propose the candidates after conducting their interviews.
The process is likely to be completed before the next weekend.
Malhotra will take over from Madan Lal, who was ineligible to continue after having crossed the age limit of 70 years. Paranjape, the former ODI cricketer and national selector, has come in for Rudra Pratap Singh, who has joined IPL franchise Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.
Mr Malhotra has represented India in 7 Tests and 20 One-day internationals and recently served as the President of the Indian Cricketers’ Association. Mr Paranjape has played 4 ODIs for India and was part of the Senior Men’s Selection Committee.
It will be interesting to see CAC’c choice for the men’s senior national selection panel. Almost 80 applicants have submitted their applications before the deadline of November 28.