L Sivaramakrishnan, Nayan Mongia to apply for the post of national selector
Sivaramakrishnan has applied for national selectors role [Source: Twitter]
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the roles of national selectors on Friday after sacking the Chetan Sharma led selection panel following India's exit from the T20 World Cup.
Now as per India Today, former keeper-batter Nayan Mongia has stated his interest in applying for the same post.
"Yes, I am going to file the application. I am very interested to be in the selection committee," Mongia told India Today.
He will represent the West Zone if he gets selected in the selection committee.
Apart from Mongia, former India leg-spinner, L Sivaramakrishnan will also be applying alongside former pacer Salil Ankola. Sivaramakrishnan, who has represented India in 9 Tests and 16 ODI matches , previously applied for the national selectors role in 2020 to replace the MSK Prasad led panel.
As per the BCCI constitution, the senior player (with most number of Tests) will automatically assume the role of chief selector in the committee, which would be selected after a series of interviews.
Criteria for selection of national selector
7 Test matches; OR
30 first-class matches OR
10 ODI and 20 first-class matches