A big news is coming out about former Indian team bowler Ajit Agarkar. Agarkar has reportedly applied to join India’s senior men’s selection committee. On June 22, the BCCI had issued an advertisement for the vacant post in the men’s selection committee. The post has been vacant since Chetan Sharma, who was the last chairman of the selection committee, resigned from the post. Interestingly, Chetan Sharma had resigned as the chairman of the selection committee in February this year following a sting operation by a news channel.
Ajit Agarkar had applied on Thursday (June 29), a day before the last date. The 45-year-old Agarkar will be the leading contender for the post of selection committee chairman. He has played 26 Tests and 191 ODIs for India. If he is selected, the committee will have two selectors from West Zone, with Salil Ankola as the other selector from this zone. The other three selectors include Shiv Sundar Das, S Sharath and Shubrato Banerjee.
Interestingly, Agarkar was part of the coaching staff of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. However, on Thursday Delhi itself announced through their Twitter account that Agarkar and Shane Watson are parting ways. The report stated that Agarkar served as Mumbai’s chairman of selectors in domestic cricket between 2017 and 2019.
The Cricket Advisory Committee will begin interviews from July 1 and is likely to give a decision before the Asia Cup 2023 in August. According to media reports, the BCCI has decided to increase the annual salary of the chief selector. Because former players who met the criteria for the post were reluctant to apply for the post as they were getting more money from commentary and studio cricket expert work.
In fact, the chairman of the BCCI selection committee used to get a salary of Rs. Also, other members would get a salary of Rs 90 lakh. (former cricketer ajit agarkar applies for vacant position in india mens selection committee)
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