Days after Team India were knocked out in the semifinal of the ICC World T20 in Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India sacked the senior national selection committee.
The Men in Blue were humiliated by 10 wickets by England in the semifinal in Adelaide on November 10. It was India's fifth knockout loss in the last six World Cups.
India last won an ICC tournament in 2013 when they beat England to claim the Champions Trophy.
BCCI on Friday invited applications for the position of national selectors for the senior men's team. The BCCI also said that the deadline to submit the applications is November 28, 2022.
Currently, the BCCI senior national selection committee is led by Chetan Sharma, with the other members being Harvinder Singh (Central Zone), Sunil Joshi (South Zone) and Debasish Mohanty (East Zone). While the position of West Zone selector was vacant since February 2022 after Abey Kuruvilla completed his term, Mohanty’s tenure was also going to end soon as he had earlier served as the junior selection committee member. A senior national selector normally gets a four-year term subject to extension.
During Sharma’s tenure, India had also failed to reach knock-out stage in the 2021 edition of T20 World Cup and lost the World Test Championships final.