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The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Ashok Malhotra, Sulakshana Naik and Jatin Paranjpe, is likely to meet on December 29 in Mumbai to interview potential candidates for the new national selection panel. The BCCI is understood to be in the process of shortlisting the names for the interviews and the chairman of the final committee, Chetan Sharma, is likely to feature in the list along with his midfield colleague Harvinder Singh. A BCCI source said on the condition of anonymity, “If all goes well, the CAC is to meet in Mumbai on December 29 and interview the shortlisted names.”
Meanwhile, it is understood that Chetan and his committee have been given an extension of one more week and have been asked to cover this round of Ranji Trophy games.
Chetan and his colleague Harvinder were in Delhi to watch the home team’s match against Tamil Nadu, while Sunil Joshi is in Hyderabad watching the match between Assam and Hyderabad. “He was only informed yesterday that he needs to cover this round,” the source said.
However, it is understood that both Chetan and Harvinder are likely to be interviewed again by the CAC and both may continue with their respective fields.
BCCI people following the developments believe that the board officials have not found many suitable names for the post as Rs 1.25 crore for the chairman and Rs 1 crore for other members is not considered an attractive package . Entice the best in the business.
“Chetan has a good chance of being retained as the president or at least as the North Zone representative, if he is willing to work under the new president, whoever it may be. The truth is that the BCCI cannot find any top name. It’s not like they didn’t raise their voice,” said a BCCI source. If Chetan didn’t have a chance, why would he apply? Some assurances must have been given.”
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