On Friday (31st January), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment of three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The vacant positions of the national selection committee will be fulfilled soon.
CAC member: Madan Lal
The 68-year-old Madan Lal was one of the heroes of the Indian team during their victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. The right-arm medium pacer was the joint second most wicket-taker in that tournament as he scalped 17 wickets in eight matches.
The all-rounder Madan Lal served for India between 1974 and 1987. He played 39 Tests and 67 ODIs where the right-handed batsman scored 1,402 runs (average 22.65) and 401 runs (average 19.09) respectively. He also took 71 Test wickets and 73 ODI wickets.
Madan Lal also coached the United Arab Emirates in 1996 Cricket World Cup and managed the Indian men’s national cricket team from September 1996 to September 1997. Later, from 2000 to 2001, he was a member of the national selection committee. Now, he will appoint the national selectors.
CAC member: Rudra Pratap Singh
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old Rudra Pratap Singh, famously known as RP Singh, was one the heroes during India’s winning the ICC World T20 2007. The left-arm pacer took 12 wickets in seven matches of that tournament – most wicket-taker for India and joint second-most wicket-taker in overall.
RP Singh played for India between 2009 and 2011. He played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is where he picked up 40, 69 and 15 wickets respectively. In IPL career, he won one Purple Cap in the second edition of this tournament (2009).
CAC member: Sulakshana Naik
The 41-year-old Sulakshana Naik was a wicketkeeper for the Indian women’s national cricket team. She played international cricket from 2002 to 2013. Naik played two Women’s Tests, 46 WODIs and 31 WT20Is where she scored 62 runs (average 20.66), 574 runs (average 15.51) and 384 runs (average 14.76) respectively. She was one of the members in the playing XI during India Women’s first T20I (against England Women at Derby on 5th August 2006).
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