MSK Prasad Appointed as New Head of Selection Committee [ Current Affairs - Sports ]
MSK Prasad the former wicketkeeper is appointed as the head of selection committee by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) he will succeed Sandeep Patil who had played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India, whereas new head MSK Prasad has played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs.
- Other members of selection committee :
- Devang Gandhi
- Sarandeep Singh
- Jatin Paranjpe
- Gagan Khoda
- The BCCI has selected this panel without considering the recommendation of Lodha Committee, which was appointed by the Supreme Court. The committee’s recommendation was to include only three selectors (all of whom should have played Tests) to avoid conflict of interest.
- BCCI used the following criteria:
- Applicant must have taken retirement at least five years ago.
- Not associated with an IPL team
- Do not running a coaching academy
- Under these criteria 90 applications were shortlisted including Prasad and Khoda who had served in the previous panel.
- Comparison between this and outgoing panel
About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
- BCCI is the national governing body for cricket in India and is world’s richest cricket board.
- It was founded in 1928 after replacing Calcutta Cricket Club.
- Under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 it was registered as private club consortium.
- It is member of ICC and has rights to select players, umpires and officials to participate in international cricket and exercises total control over them.
- Published on: September 22, 2016