MSK Prasad becomes chief selector, Lodha recommendations ignored
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday appointed former Indian wicket-keeper MSK Prasad as the chairman of the five-member selection committee.
MSK Prasad has replaced Sandeep Patil while Ajay Shirke has been re-elected as the BCCI secretary. While Prasad is elevated as selection panel head and Gagan Khoda retained, two other members Saba Kareem and Vikram Rathore have been replaced.
The 41-year old Prasad’s career is comprised of six Tests and 17 ODIs. Earlier, he was a part of the South Zone panel. Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe and Sarandeep Singh are the new entrants in the selection panel.
Gagan Khoda who has not played a single Test in his career has maintained his place in the Central zone.
BCCI’s move could be said as the resistance against the Lodha panel recommendations according to which it is compulsory to have all members in the selection committee with Test experience.
What are Lodha’s recommendations:
- Civil servants above 70-years-age are prohibited from becoming its members
- Court accepts Lodha Committees’ recommendation of having a CAG nominee in the BCCI
- SC rejected BCCI’s objection against recommendation of one-State-one-vote
- States like Maharashtra and Gujarat will have voting rights on a rotational basis
- There should be a players association in the BCCI
- One person should hold one post in cricket administration to avoid any conflict of interest
- SC asks Parliament to decide whether BCCI should come under RTI or not
- Decision of legalising the betting is also left with the parliament
- Bench requested a three-member panel to look after the transition of administrative structure in the BCCI
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