Former India cricketer Sunil Joshi was selected as the chief selector of BCCI’s senior men’s selection committee on Wednesday by the CAC members Madan Lal, RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik.
Newly elected chief selector and former cricketer Sunil Joshi (Reuters Image)
- Sunil Joshi has played 16 Tests and 69 ODIs for India
- The selection panel’s will be picking the team for the home ODI series against South Africa
- I am thankful to the CAC Chairman Mr Madan Lal: Joshi
Newly-appointed selection committee chief Sunil Joshi on Thursday said getting a chance to serve Indian cricket again was an honour and privilege.
The 49-year-old Joshi played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs between 1996 and 2001, taking 41 and 69 wickets respectively. He has coached state teams of UP and Jammu and Kashmir and was part of the Bangladesh support staff until the 2019 World Cup.
“I deem it an honour and a privilege to serve our beloved country again. I am thankful to the CAC Chairman Mr Madan Lal, Mr R P Singh and Madam Sulakshana Naik for considering my candidature,” the former India spinner told PTI.
The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Lal, Singh and Naik on Wednesday added Joshi and former India pacer Harvinder Singh to the five-member selection panel. They were picked from south zone and central zone respectively.
The selection panel’s first assignment will be picking the team for the home ODI series against South Africa beginning March 12 in Dharamsala.