BCCI to revert to five-man selection committee

Spelling out the criteria to select the senior selectors, the court said, the candidate must have played a minimum of either seven Tests or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches or 30 first-class matches. 

A file photo of Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad (left) with Rohit Sharma.   -  K.R. Deepak

The Supreme Court, reversing the Lodha Committee recommendations, has allowed the BCCI to revert to a five-man selection committees from the existing three.

Spelling out the criteria to select the senior selectors, the court said, the candidate must have played a minimum of either seven Tests or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches or 30 first-class matches. 

A selector in the Junior Cricket Committee must be a former player who have played a minimum of 25 First Class games. Similarly, former players who have represented the Women’s National Team shall be eligible to be appointed to the Women Selection Committee. 

For all the above, the candidates should be a retired cricketer of five years and the seniormost will be the chairman of the respective committees.

The head coach of the national team will be appointed by the Cricket Advisory Committee.