Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal has opened up on what were the criteria to select the national selectors of the Indian cricket team. Former Indian cricketer said that Virat Kohli’s factor was huge during the selection of the candidates.
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Joshi has taken up the charge as the chief selector while Harvinder Singh has replaced Gagan Khoda in the selection panel. The existing members of the selection panel are Jatin Paranjpe (West), Devang Gandhi (East) and Sarandeep Singh (North).
Virat Kohli was the priority to select BCCI’s selection panel:
It is important to keep things smooth between skipper and selectors as they play a major part in the formation of a team. So, Lal said that the Virat was an important factor while naming Joshi as the chief selector so that they have great understanding between them.
“We have picked the best guys for the job. We picked them (Joshi and Harvinder) because they were clear in their views,” Lal told PTI.
Specifically, on Joshi, Lal said: “We liked his straight-forward attitude. He is experienced also (having been part of the Bangladesh support staff).”We had this (Virat) factor the most in our mind,” Madan Lal said as per ANI.
Joshi has good relation with Indian skipper, Kohli. The duo has played together for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the first edition. But Joshi’s unimpressive performance has led him to lose his place from the team. He retired from the game in 2012.
After retirement, Joshi took up coaching assignments and joined Bangladesh National Cricket Team in 2017. His contract came to an end after the World Cup 2019.
Hopefully, the new selection panel will select the India squad for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa, starting from 12th March.