Board Of Control For Cricket In India Set To Revamp Senior Selection Committee
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "all set to revamp its senior selection committee" by making at least four changes in the five-man panel following the completion of their term, according to the PTI. Four members of the current panel, including Chief Selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth, are to "depart after having completed their tenure of four years." Srikkanth (South Zone) and fellow Selectors Narendra Hirwani (Central), Raja Venkat (East) and Surendra Bhave (West) have "completed their term and are not eligible to continue" based on the Board's norms, which have not been followed strictly in the past. The incumbent panel's fifth Selector, Mohinder Amarnath (North), has completed just one year of his tenure and "can be re-appointed provided the Board members --especially from North -- are in his favour." The final decision on the appointment of selectors, who would get a Rs 40 lakh ($78,000) annual salary, "lies with the Board members after they get feedback from the zones" (PTI, 9/26).