Sharath may be the new chairman of the selection committee in junior cricket
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Wed Aug 11 2021
Sreedharan Sharath may be the new chairman of the selection committee in junior cricket for the next under 19 world cup
Sreedharan Sharath, our former Tamil Nadu captain, and longtime domestic cricketer is to be appointed as the chairman of the Junior National Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to select the team for next year’s Under-19 World Cup.
Sharat has also played for Assam. Which he also became the first cricketer from Tamil Nadu to play 100 Ranji matches. And in this career of 15 years, he also scored 8700 runs in 139 first-class matches with 27 centuries.
The names agreed upon by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) include former Punjab batting all-rounder Krishan Mohan, who played 45 first-class matches between 1987 and 1995. Mohan is the candidate for North Zone.
Madhya Pradesh’s very 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 also took 174 wickets. He is also the match referee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. East Bengal pacer Randev Bose is likely to beat his former teammate Shubmaya Das in the race to become the selector.
Randev Bose has also taken 317 wickets in 91 first-class matches. An official announcement will be made at an appropriate time but Sharath is set to serve as chairman in place of Ashish Kapoor. Kapoor’s tenure ended this year.
It is believed that due to playing in the era of Dravid, VVS Laxman, and Ganguly, he never got a chance to make a place in the Test team.
The previous selection committee, headed by Ashish Kapoor (South Zone), also included D Mohanty (East), Gyanendra Pandey (Central), Rakesh Parikh (West), and Amit Sharma (North).