BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly: New national selection committee on the cards

With the new BCCI committee set to take charge on October 23, under the presidentship of Sourav Ganguly, a new selection committee will be formed.

New BCCI President elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, along with former BCCI president N. Srinivasan, (R) and Jay Shah arrive at he BCCI office on Monday.   -  Prashant Nakwe

If there is no major change in the script, the MSK Prasad-led selection committee will have its final assignment when it picks the squad for the Bangladesh tour. With the new BCCI committee set to take charge on October 23, under the presidentship of Sourav Ganguly, a new selection committee will be formed.

“We will form new sub-committees and also form a selection panel. We will deliberate on the issue once we officially take charge,” Ganguly told Sportstar.

“As a team, we have a lot to do. To get the administration in order, because it involves a lot of things…” the former India captain said.

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Top officials have confirmed to this publication that the selection committee will pick the team for the Bangladesh series -- which begins next month -- by next week.

With Prasad and Gagan Khoda’s term ending this year, there were reports that Lakshman Sivaramakrishnan could replace Prasad as the chairman of the committee, while Sarandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Devang Gandhi were set to continue in their roles for another year until their term ended in 2020.

With the new constitution doing away with zonal representation, it needs to be seen what the new BCCI committee decides on the appointment of the new selection committee.