The former all-rounder is expected to receive a higher salary than the chairman of selectors’ current salary of Rs 1 crore.
The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) announced on Tuesday that former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar has been named chairman of the senior men’s selection committee. He will be the second West Zone representative on the panel, joining Salil Ankola, while the North Zone will be unrepresented. Other panelists include Subroto Banerjee (Central Zone), S Sharath (South), and SS Das (East).
“The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprised of Ms. Sulakshana Naik, Mr. Ashok Malhotra, and Mr. Jatin Paranjape, conducted interviews with candidates for the position of one selector on the Men’s Selection Committee. The three-member CAC unanimously recommended Mr. Ajit Agarkar for the aforementioned position, BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated in a press release.
Agarkar has played in 191 ODIs, 26 Tests, and 4 T20Is and has participated in three ODI World Cups and the 2007 T20 World Cup, which India won. The former all-rounder is expected to receive a higher salary than the chairman of selectors’ current salary of Rs 1 crore. His first task will likely be selecting the T20I squad for the West Indies tour.
Nooshin is a substitute coach for the Bangladesh tour
After a successful Emerging Asia Cup in Hong Kong, former India cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer will travel to Bangladesh as interim head coach of the senior women’s team. Although it has been reported that Amol Muzumdar will take over as head coach of the women’s team, Nooshin will serve as interim coach for the Bangladesh tour beginning on July 9 as the board takes time to officially announce the head coach. In addition to Nooshin, Apurva Desai, Rajib Dutta, Shalini Mantravadi, Mala Rangaswamy, and Akanksha Satyavanshi will accompany the team during the series as support staff.