Agarkar leads race to be next chief selector

Ajit Agarkar stands a better chance than Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, an insider said about the selection of the chief selector

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The race for the job of the new chief selector of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun. According to our sources, former Indian all-rounder Ajit Agarkar could be the new chief selector of Team India. Agarkar, who played under the captaincy of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, has applied for the post of chief selector.

Former Indian fast bowler Agarkar is leading the race for this position. Agarkar, who was the former chief selector of the Mumbai Cricket Association, has a lot of experience in this field and this is why he is believed to be the strongest contender.

The BCCI had fixed the last date for applying for the position as 24 January. The 42-year-old fast bowler applied for this position. Agarkar, who played 26 Tests and 191 ODIs for India, has played 3 T20 Internationals too. He has 288 wickets in ODIs. He is the third-highest wicket-taker for India after Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.

A BCCI official said board president Ganguly had talked about transparency in the board’s work on the first day. If the intentions are right and your heart is in the right place, he says, “Why should we be biased at the level of the zone?”

Ironically, in his own case, Ganguly did not prove a good ‘selector’. As the then Team India captain, he preferred Greg Chappell as the chief selector and then regretted betting on the maverick Australian for the rest of his career.

“Ajit’s participation in this race is showing a lot of interesting progress in the selection for this post. He is a person who has shared a lot of ideas before applying for the post. If anyone feels that Laxman Sivaramakrishnan’s application has ended the race for the post of chairman, he will have to think again. It will be interesting to see who will be short-listed among all these names.”

Sivaramakrishnan used to be a right-arm leg-spinner. Currently, he is a cricket commentator who started his commentary career in a test match between India Vs Bangladesh on 12 November 2000. He serves also as one of the players’ representatives on the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee.

While Sivaramakrishnan is a decade or more senior to Agarkar, the experience of the latter has more variety.

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