CAC shortlists 13 candidates for Selectors' job; Venkatesh Prasad out of contention

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As per reports surfacing in the media, the Cricket Advisory Committee has shortlisted 13 candidates for the post of national selectors for the Indian Men's Team. 

The three-member CAC - which has Jatin Paranjpe, Ashok Malhotra and Sulakshana Naik - meet on Monday to pick contenders, as the former panel of selectors headed by Chetan Sharma was sacked after India's exit from T20 World Cup 2022 back in November.

Chetan Sharma and his former selector-mate Harvinder Singh have also re-applied for the post. Meanwhile, other notable applicants are Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Subroto Banerjee, Shiv Sundar Das and Harvinder Singh.

As per a Sportstak report, the former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad, who was headlined to be the next chief selector, hasn't been selected by the committee.

"Seven of them (13 candidates) are already interviewed and surprisingly the former India cricketer Venkatesh Prasad wasn't picked for the coveted post and is out of contention now," the report stated. 

Chetan Sharma and co.'s last assignment was to pick the T20I and ODI squads for the series against Sri Lanka, starting Tuesday. The squad for the three ODIs versus New Zealand will be selected by the name panel of selectors.

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