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Ajit Agarkar Applies For National Selector’s Job, Frontrunner For Chairman’s Post, Venkatesh Prasad In Running Too

New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the race for the nationwide selector’s job and is a frontrunner for the chairman’s submit.

Agarkar confirmed to PTI that he has utilized for the nationwide selector’s place.

Agarkar, who’s a former chairman of Mumbai senior choice committee, is in competition for the chairman’s submit as the brand new structure doesn’t have provisions for zonal system.

It can be confirmed that former India medium pacer and junior chairman of selectors Venkatesh Prasad has as soon as once more utilized for senior selector’s submit though he has solely round one and half years of his cumulative time period left.

With BCCI setting January 24 because the deadline for sending functions, the 42-year-old Agarkar is definitely essentially the most high-profile identify with 26 Assessments, 191 ODIs and three T20 Internationals, choosing 349 wickets throughout codecs.

Agarkar stays India’s third highest wicket-taker in ODIs (with 288 scalps) behind Anil Kumble (334 wickets) and Javagal Srinath (315 wickets). One of many quickest bowlers throughout his time, Agarkar was quickest to 50 wickets, reaching the feat in solely 23 video games.

“Ajit entering the fray is an interesting development. He is someone who would have put in a lot of thought before applying. If anyone thought that Siva’s nomination as a chairman of selectors is a given, will now think again. It will be every interesting to see who all are short-listed,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on circumstances of anonymity.

With West Zone’s Jatin Paranjpe nonetheless having a yr left, will BCCI accommodate two nationwide selectors from Mumbai in case Agarkar manages to impress the but to be fashioned Cricket Advisory Committee.

“The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on the first day had spoken about transparency. If the intent is correct and the heart is in right place, why do we need to have zonal biases and follow the convention?” the official requested.

Aside from Agarkar and Sivaramakrishnan, the opposite outstanding names to have utilized embrace Nayan Mongia, Chetan Sharma, Rajesh Chauhan.

Checklist of notable former cricketers who’ve utilized

Ajit Agarkar (Mumbai)

Venkatesh Prasad (Karnataka)

Chetan Sharma (Haryana)

Nayan Mongia (Baroda)

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (Tamil Nadu)

Rajesh Chauhan (Madhya Pradesh)

Amey Khurasiya (Madhya Pradesh)

Gyanendra Pandey (UP, not eligible as accomplished four years as JR selector)

Pritam Gandhe (Vidarbha, has already served time period as Jr Natl selector).

(PTI)

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