Ajit Agarkar, a former all-rounder for India, is on track to fill the position of head of the BCCI’s senior selection committee as the chief selector, which has been open since the departure of former fast bowler Chetan Sharma on February 17 as a result of his action in a sting operation.
Agarkar has assurance from BCCI representatives who pledge to boost the head selector’s existing annual salary of Rs 1 crore. Agarkar, the only well-known candidate on the list, decided to apply. He made his resignation as an assistant coach with the Delhi Capitals official on Thursday. It’s noteworthy that BCCI rejected Ajit Agarkar’s application for the role of selector in 2020.
The salary for the other selection panel members is Rs 90 lakh per annum.
Former players who fit the requirements for the position were reluctant to apply since their other sources of income, such as from commentary and their roles as studio experts, were more lucrative, therefore BCCI decided to increase the top selector’s annual compensation.
Agarkar, a former Mumbai captain, took part in 26 tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20 games for India. He was a member of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team that MS Dhoni captained.
Currently, the senior selection committee consists of Shiv Sundar Das, Salil Ankola, Subroto Banerjee, and Sridharan Sharath. In addition, Shiv Sundar Das is the organization’s acting leader after Sharma, a former member, resigned in February.
Qualification Criteria for Selectors
At least seven test matches, thirty First Class matches, ten One Day International matches, and Twenty-First Class matches must have been played by a contender. Additionally, they need to have given up playing at least five years ago. One is not eligible if they have served on any Cricket Committee for a cumulative period of five years.