India have named former fast bowling all-rounder Ajit Agarkar as the Chairman of the Senior Men’s Selection Committee.
Agarkar, who played 26 Tests, 191 ODIs, and four T20Is, was recently among the coaching staff for Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals and has also served as the selector for Mumbai between 2017 and 2019.
BCCI had re-appointed Chetan Sharma as the chairman of selectors earlier this year before he was removed from the role.
With the team in a transition phase and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup closing in, Agarkar's task will be huge.
Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola and Sridharan Sharath are the others on the men's selection committee. Agarkar will be the senior-most in the panel and takes over the chairman post that has been vacant since February.
His first task would be to pick India's squad for the five T20Is against West Indies which begins next month. India have already named the squad for the Tests and ODIs on the tour of the Caribbean Islands. (ICC)