Indian cricket board fire senior selection committee following India’s lost in the semifinal against England in the T20 World Cup 2022. India was eliminated from the tournament after England defeated it by 10 wickets.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India invites applications for the position of national selectors (senior men),” said the BCCI in the statement, adding that it is looking for candidates to fill the positions.
India suffered a massive backlash at home after being defeated by England. Pakistan on the other hand had qualified for the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 after defeating New Zealand. England defeated Pakistan by five wickets.
Former Indian cricketers believe India seemed clueless against England. Despite setting a target of 160 runs for England to chase, the Indian team failed to defend the target.
BCCI requesting the application for the committee members said, “The candidates should have played a minimum of seven Test matches, or 30 First Class matches, or 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.”
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Also, the candidate should have retired from all forms of the game at least five years ago. No person who has been a part of any cricket committee for a total of five years shall be eligible for the men’s selection committee.
India defeated Pakistan in the first match of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Meanwhile, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has refused to let the Indian cricket team to travel Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.
The development came in the final decision made by BCCI on Tuesday. Pakistan has the hosting rights for Asia Cup 2023. Jay Shah, who is also the BCCI Secretary, said that India is open to playing the tournament at a neutral venue but not in Pakistan. Shah is also the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ICC). Earlier, Indian media had reported that BCCI was willing to allow the Indian cricket team to travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.