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BCCI Chief Selector Salary 2023 – Who Can Apply for the Post?

BCCI Chief Selector Salary: Right after Chetan Sharma’s resignation in February this year, BCCI looks to fill the position of Chief Selector and starts to invite applications for the role.

In December 2020, he was elected as Chairman of the selection committee of the Indian cricket team. Later in November 2022, he was sacked from the position post India’s exit from the Cricket World Cup. However, he was re-appointed to the same post upon applying for it.

On February 17, 2023, Chetan Sharma resigns from the post following a controversial sting operation done by a media channel.

At present the Men’s Selection Committee: Ajit Agarkar (Chairperson), Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, Sridharan Sharath.

Ajit Agarkar Chief Selector

BCCI Chief Selector Salary

As per a report BCCI has decided to hike the salary of the chairman after failing to attract any of the big names, even those who were eligible for the post had distanced themselves since they were getting paid better through commentary and studio expert roles.

The Indian Cricket Board currently offers a remuneration of Rs 1 crore to the chairman of selectors. The other members of the panel bag Rs 90 lakh each.

According to the BCCI’s criteria to apply for the chief selector’s role, a candidate must have played at least 7 Test matches, or 30 first-class games or 10 ODI matches and 20 first-class matches.

The sticking point which ruled out many major names was the fact that the rules say the candidate must have retired five years previously, and therefore, many legends of the sport such who retired more recently couldn’t have applied for the hot seat even if they had wished to.

Moreover, the official confirmation is set to be made during the Apex Council meeting on July 7.

The other items on the meeting’s agenda include media and sponsorship rights, tour packages for the World Cup, stadium renovation, and the approval of player contracts for men and women.

Who Can Apply for BCCI Chief Selector Position?

According to the BCCI constitution, they have put some criteria in selecting the members and chairman of the selection committee for every panel.

The main aim of the selection committee is to pick the best possible players for the Indian side playing in Tests, ODIs, T20s, or playing in any other format.

To become the national chief selector a candidate must have experience of 7 Tests or 30 First-class matches or 10 ODIs, and 20 First-class games in his career. The candidate should have retired from international cricket for at least 5 years before applying for the position.

No person who has been a member of any cricket committee for a total of 5 years shall be eligible to be a member of the selection committee.

Criteria to apply for being a member of the national selection committee 

  • Should’ve retired from the game at least 5 years previously.
  • Should’ve played 7 Test matches; or Should’ve played 30 First Class matches; OR Should’ve played 10 ODIs and 20 First Class matches.
  • No person who has been a member of any Cricket Committee (as defined in the Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations of BCCI) for a total of 5 years shall be eligible to be a member of the Men’s Selection Committee.

Responsibilities Of BCCI Selector

  • Select the best possible team in a fair and transparent manner.
  • Plan and prepare a strong bench strength for the Senior National team.
  • Attend Team meetings as and when required.
  • Travel to watch Domestic and International matches.
  • Prepare and provide evaluation reports of the respective team performances to the Apex Council of BCCI on a quarterly basis.
  • Address the media on team selection as and when instructed by BCCI.
  • Appoint Captain for the team in each format.
  • Adhere to the rules and regulation of BCCI.
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