Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has been named chairman of the national selection panel by the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Wednesday, it has also picked ex-pacer, Harvinder Singh, for a place in the five-member group.
The CAC comprising Madan Lal, R P Singh and Sulakshana Naik, picked the two selectors with Joshi replacing South Zone representative MSK Prasad.
BCCI issued a statement to the media, where it said, CAC will be reviewing the panel’s performance after one year and then make recommendations accordingly.
“The committee recommended Mr Sunil Joshi for the role of Chairman of the senior men’s selection committee. The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI,” read a statement from BCCI Secretary Jay Shah.
Ex-pacer Harvinder Singh, however, was chosen from the central zone and will be replacing Gagan Khoda in the panel.
The existing members of the selection panel include Jatain Paranjpe, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh. Their predecessors, Prasad and Khoda, who were appointed back in 2015 and given an extension last November.
The 49-year-old Joshi played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs between 1996 and 2001, taking 41 and 69 wickets respectively. Harvinder, who is 42, represented India in three Tests and 16 ODIs between 1998 and 2001, taking four and 24 scalps respective.