The Board of Control of Cricket (BCCI) has announced the appointment of Ajit Agarkar as the chairman of the Senior Men’s Cricket Selection Committee. The decision was made by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra, and Jatin Paranjape. After conducting interviews with several candidates, the CAC unanimously selected Ajit Agarkar for the position.
New Composition of the Selection Committee
The Senior Men’s Selection Committee now comprises Ajit Agarkar as the Chairperson, along with Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, and Sridharan Sharath. This new committee formation comes at a crucial time as Team India is recovering from a significant defeat in the World Test Championship Finals and is preparing for the ICC World Cup 2023 scheduled for October-November.
Ajit Agarkar’s Impressive Career
Ajit Agarkar, a former India all-rounder, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He represented the country in 26 Test matches, 191 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and four Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Additionally, he played 110 first-class matches, 270 List A matches, and 62 T20 matches. Agarkar’s notable achievement as a former fast bowler includes being a part of India’s victorious squad in the inaugural T20 World Cup held in South Africa in 2007.
The appointment of Ajit Agarkar as the chairman of the Senior Men’s Cricket Selection Committee marks a significant development in Indian cricket. With his vast experience as a player and his new responsibilities, Agarkar will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Indian cricket, especially as the team looks to bounce back from recent setbacks and prepares for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023.
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