BCCI’s Seek for Chairman of Selectors Intensifies; Virender Sehwag Emerges as Prime Contender

INDIA: The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) is going through a race towards time to nominate a brand new chairman of selectors for the senior males’s Indian cricket workforce earlier than the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 kicks off in October, and former opener, Virender Sehwag is in a number one place to take the helm. The place has been vacant for over six months since Chetan Sharma resigned following a sting operation.

In response to BCCI’s structure, the chairman of selectors have to be from the North Zone, and former India opener Virender Sehwag is among the many main contenders for the position.

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Nevertheless, a latest report by a information company means that the first hurdle to Sehwag’s appointment is the remuneration that BCCI is at the moment providing. 

The chairman of the senior choice panel earns Rs 1 crore yearly, whereas the opposite members obtain Rs 90 lakh per yr. This disparity in pay has deterred Sehwag from contemplating the place, as he believes the package deal must replicate his stature and expertise.

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With out a good remuneration package deal, outstanding former cricketers typically pursue different avenues equivalent to broadcasting, IPL workforce associations, operating academies, writing columns, and interesting in sponsored work. 

These actions are extra financially rewarding than the BCCI’s annual package deal. BCCI official, talking anonymously, acknowledged that Sehwag’s stature makes him the best candidate from the North Zone. 

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Nevertheless, the official expressed scepticism about Sehwag’s willingness to use for the position given the present pay construction. 

The official additionally highlighted that in the course of the Committee of Directors (CoA) tenure, they requested Sehwag to use for the top coach’s place, which Anil Kumble in the end crammed. 

The official urged that Sehwag would solely take into account the chairman of selectors place if BCCI supplied a beautiful pay package deal.

Whereas different North Zone stalwarts equivalent to Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh exist, they nonetheless must fulfil the retirement standards of 5 years since their final worldwide recreation until BCCI relaxes the requirement.

If the BCCI fails to safe a big-name candidate from the North Zone, alternate options equivalent to former stumper Ajay Ratra and cricket commentator Vivek Razdan could possibly be thought of. 

Ratra was among the many candidates interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in the course of the reappointment of Chetan Sharma. 

Razdan, at the moment on trip within the US, expressed his curiosity within the place however emphasised that he believes candidates ought to solely apply when particularly requested to take action.

The BCCI faces the problem of attracting outstanding former gamers to take administrative roles by providing aggressive remuneration. 

Offering a extra profitable package deal for the chairman of selectors may tackle conflicts of curiosity points and entice famend people to hitch the choice committee.

With the clock ticking, the BCCI should act swiftly to fill the essential place of chairman of selectors to make sure the graceful functioning of the Indian cricket workforce forward of the extremely anticipated ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on dwelling soil.

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