Revealed: Names of former India cricketers who have applied for selectors' job
Indian board received an encouraging response despite its a stringent eligibility criteria.
New Delhi: Sandeep Patil-led selection committee picked its last India squad on Monday.
Post that, the BCCI, in an advertisement, invited applications for the roles of national selector for India senior, junior and women's teams.
Not surprisingly, the Indian board received an encouraging response despite its a stringent eligibility criteria.
In order to be considered for the post, an individual should be below the age of 60 and not linked to any IPL side, cricket academy or media company. Also, candidates who have not quit the game at least five years back won't make the cut.
According to a report in the Times of India, several former Indian players have applied for the vacant positions. These include Venkatesh Prasad, Nayan Mongia, Sameer Dighe, Nilesh Kulkarni and Abey Kuruvilla.
Shishir Hattangadi, Shantanu Sugwekar, Robin Singh (jr) and Pritam Gandhe are the former domestic cricketers that have thrown their hats into the mix.
“I am very keen to become a national selector," Mongia told TOI.
“Having played cricket for Mumbai and India, I feel it's time to give back to the sport which has helped me build my professional career first in cricket, and later, in sports management education," said Kulkarni.