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- Sreedharan Sharath set to be the chairman of Junior National Selection Committee
- Sharath is a former captain of Tamil Nadu and has also played for Assam.
- He rocked domestic cricket for a long time
New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu captain and long-time domestic cricketer Sreedharan Sharath is set to head the Cricket Board of India’s (BCCI) junior national selection committee to select the squad for next year’s Under-19 World Cup. Some of the names that have been agreed upon in the BCCI include former Punjab batting all-rounder Krishan Mohan, who played 45 first-class matches between 1987 and 1995. Mohan is the candidate from North Zone.
Madhya Pradesh’s fast bowling all-rounder Harvinder Singh Sodhi is the main contender from the central zone. He scored over 2000 runs in 76 first-class matches and took 174 wickets. He is also the match referee of BCCI. Bengal pacer Ranadev Bose from the East Zone may leave behind his former teammate Shubhamaya Das in the race to become the selector. Bose has taken 317 wickets in 91 first-class matches. An official announcement will be made at an appropriate time but left-handed batsman Sharath is set to replace Ashish Kapoor as the chairman. Kapoor’s tenure ended this year.
Sharath has also played for Assam. He became the first cricketer from Tamil Nadu to play 100 Ranji matches. He scored 8700 runs in 139 first-class matches with the help of 27 centuries in his career spanning 15 years. It is believed that due to playing in the era of Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, he never got a chance to make a place in the Test team.
BCCI sources told PTI on condition of anonymity, “Sridharan Sharath’s name has been finalised. He is a big name in domestic cricket and as per the norms, he will probably also be the chairman of the selection committee. The names of Sodhi, Mohan and Bose have also been selected from their respective regions. The previous selection committee, headed by Kapoor (South Zone), included Devashish Mohanty (East, now senior selector), Gyanendra Pandey (Central), Rakesh Parikh (West) and Amit Sharma (North).
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