Shrikant Kalyani included in BCCI technical panel

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke told Sportstar that Kalyani had been added to the technical committee since the "nomination from West Zone had been lying vacant".

Shrikant Kalyani scored 6,306 runs from 101 First-Class matches.

Former Maharashtra and Bengal batsman, Shrikant Kalyani, was included in the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s technical committee on Tuesday.

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke told Sportstar that Kalyani had been added to the technical committee since the “nomination from West Zone had been lying vacant”.

During the last BCCI AGM in November last year, West Zone had proposed Riyaz Bagwan, the former Maharashtra cricketer. However, since the candidate proposed by the zone had not played 25 First-Class matches, a must for a cricketer to be nominated on the committee, the post had not been filled.

The technical committee recommends regulations for all the BCCI domestic tournaments every year. Headed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly (East), the committee consists of Sidharth Verma (North), R. Sudhakar Rao (South), Narendra Dua (Central), Kalyani, Debasish Mohanty (former Test cricketer) and V. K. Ramaswamy (former Test umpire). The BCCI secretary is the convenor of the committee.

Kalyani, a run-machine in the 1980s and 90s, scored 6,306 runs from 101 First-Class matches, before retiring in 2000-01. Since he wasn’t being picked at the highest level despite scoring heavily for Maharashtra, he switched allegiance to Bengal in 1989-90, but still could not get a national call-up.