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Venkatesh Prasad Next National Selector for India: In the wake of an atrocious T20 World Cup campaign, the Indian Cricket Team has caught heavy flak for their incompatible squad selection. The Rohit Sharma-led side transcended every other team in their group before the England Cricket Team pulverized them in the semi-finals. 

England’s team outstripped a target of 169 inside 16 overs without throwing away a wicket, courtesy of captain Jos Buttler 80* (49) and Alex Hales 86* (47). As men in blue got hammered by the English side, many flustered Indian spectators lambasted the national selectors, including chief selector Chetan Sharma.

Following their inadequacy, the entire national selection team was reprimanded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). India was also declined a World Test Championship final and failed to get past the group stage of the T20 World Cup in 2021 when Chetan Sharma was in charge.

Furthermore, the former four selectors, Chetan, Harvinder Singh, Sunil Joshi, and Debasish Mohanty, served as senior national selectors for the shortest period of time in recent memory. Both 2020 and 2021 saw the reservation of a few of them.

Venkatesh Prasad Is the Front-Runner For The Post of Chief Selector

Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India
Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India

Conventionally, senior national selectors serve four-year terms which can be extended. BCCI also fostered applications through Twitter in pursuit of seeking candidates for the role.

According to the application, a selector should have played a minimum of:

  • 7 Test matches, OR
  • 30 First Class matches; OR
  • 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.

Now, it is discerned that former Indian pacer Venkadesh Prasad has administered for the post of the national selector and is currently a strong contender to acquire the position. Venkatesh Prasad has functioned as the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) and served as the head coach for Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

Before that, during India’s successful run in the first World T20 in 2007, Venkatesh Prasad served as their bowling coach. From 2008 to 2009, he had the same position with the Chennai Super Kings, during which time Chennai advanced to the final in 2008 and won the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 championships the following year.

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The former cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad, patently fulfils the above-mentioned requirements as he has claimed 196 One-day scalps in 161 fixtures with an economy of 4.67. The right-arm medium-fast also picked up 96 test wickets in 33 matches. Hence, Venkatesh Prasad is most likely to be landed the role of chief selector considering his vast experience. 

Moreover, it is understood that Salil Ankola, the head selector for Mumbai in the West Zone, is the front-runner, with Nayan Mongia and Sameer Dighe also in the mix. Along with Maninder Singh, former India players Nikhil Chopra from Delhi, Reetinder Singh Sodhi from Punjab, and Ajay Ratra from Haryana have also registered for the North Zone. 

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As far as the East Zone is concerned, Shiv Sunder Das is the front-runner including other candidates such as Sourasish Lahiri from Bengal and Prabhanjan Mullick from Odisha are also in contention. 

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Lastly, it is also comprehended that Gyanendra Pandey from Uttar Pradesh and Amay Khurasiya from Madhya Pradesh are also in contentions from the Central Zone. 

Venkatesh Prasad Next National Selector for India: In the wake of an atrocious T20 World Cup campaign, the Indian Cricket Team has caught heavy flak for their incompatible squad selection. The Rohit Sharma-led side transcended every other team in their group before the England Cricket Team pulverized them in the semi-finals. 

England’s team outstripped a target of 169 inside 16 overs without throwing away a wicket, courtesy of captain Jos Buttler 80* (49) and Alex Hales 86* (47). As men in blue got hammered by the English side, many flustered Indian spectators lambasted the national selectors, including chief selector Chetan Sharma.

Following their inadequacy, the entire national selection team was reprimanded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). India was also declined a World Test Championship final and failed to get past the group stage of the T20 World Cup in 2021 when Chetan Sharma was in charge.

Furthermore, the former four selectors, Chetan, Harvinder Singh, Sunil Joshi, and Debasish Mohanty, served as senior national selectors for the shortest period of time in recent memory. Both 2020 and 2021 saw the reservation of a few of them.

Venkatesh Prasad Is the Front-Runner For The Post of Chief Selector

Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India
Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India

Conventionally, senior national selectors serve four-year terms which can be extended. BCCI also fostered applications through Twitter in pursuit of seeking candidates for the role.

According to the application, a selector should have played a minimum of:

  • 7 Test matches, OR
  • 30 First Class matches; OR
  • 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.

Now, it is discerned that former Indian pacer Venkadesh Prasad has administered for the post of the national selector and is currently a strong contender to acquire the position. Venkatesh Prasad has functioned as the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) and served as the head coach for Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

Before that, during India’s successful run in the first World T20 in 2007, Venkatesh Prasad served as their bowling coach. From 2008 to 2009, he had the same position with the Chennai Super Kings, during which time Chennai advanced to the final in 2008 and won the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 championships the following year.

The former cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad, patently fulfils the above-mentioned requirements as he has claimed 196 One-day scalps in 161 fixtures with an economy of 4.67. The right-arm medium-fast also picked up 96 test wickets in 33 matches. Hence, Venkatesh Prasad is most likely to be landed the role of chief selector considering his vast experience. 

Moreover, it is understood that Salil Ankola, the head selector for Mumbai in the West Zone, is the front-runner, with Nayan Mongia and Sameer Dighe also in the mix. Along with Maninder Singh, former India players Nikhil Chopra from Delhi, Reetinder Singh Sodhi from Punjab, and Ajay Ratra from Haryana have also registered for the North Zone. 

As far as the East Zone is concerned, Shiv Sunder Das is the front-runner including other candidates such as Sourasish Lahiri from Bengal and Prabhanjan Mullick from Odisha are also in contention. 

Lastly, it is also comprehended that Gyanendra Pandey from Uttar Pradesh and Amay Khurasiya from Madhya Pradesh are also in contentions from the Central Zone. 

Venkatesh Prasad Next National Selector for India: In the wake of an atrocious T20 World Cup campaign, the Indian Cricket Team has caught heavy flak for their incompatible squad selection. The Rohit Sharma-led side transcended every other team in their group before the England Cricket Team pulverized them in the semi-finals. 

England’s team outstripped a target of 169 inside 16 overs without throwing away a wicket, courtesy of captain Jos Buttler 80* (49) and Alex Hales 86* (47). As men in blue got hammered by the English side, many flustered Indian spectators lambasted the national selectors, including chief selector Chetan Sharma.

Following their inadequacy, the entire national selection team was reprimanded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). India was also declined a World Test Championship final and failed to get past the group stage of the T20 World Cup in 2021 when Chetan Sharma was in charge.

Furthermore, the former four selectors, Chetan, Harvinder Singh, Sunil Joshi, and Debasish Mohanty, served as senior national selectors for the shortest period of time in recent memory. Both 2020 and 2021 saw the reservation of a few of them.

Venkatesh Prasad Is the Front-Runner For The Post of Chief Selector

Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India
Venkatesh Prasad Is Likely to Be the Next National Selector for India

Conventionally, senior national selectors serve four-year terms which can be extended. BCCI also fostered applications through Twitter in pursuit of seeking candidates for the role.

According to the application, a selector should have played a minimum of:

  • 7 Test matches, OR
  • 30 First Class matches; OR
  • 10 ODI and 20 First Class matches.

Now, it is discerned that former Indian pacer Venkadesh Prasad has administered for the post of the national selector and is currently a strong contender to acquire the position. Venkatesh Prasad has functioned as the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings) and served as the head coach for Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

Before that, during India’s successful run in the first World T20 in 2007, Venkatesh Prasad served as their bowling coach. From 2008 to 2009, he had the same position with the Chennai Super Kings, during which time Chennai advanced to the final in 2008 and won the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 championships the following year.

The former cricketer, Venkatesh Prasad, patently fulfils the above-mentioned requirements as he has claimed 196 One-day scalps in 161 fixtures with an economy of 4.67. The right-arm medium-fast also picked up 96 test wickets in 33 matches. Hence, Venkatesh Prasad is most likely to be landed the role of chief selector considering his vast experience. 

Moreover, it is understood that Salil Ankola, the head selector for Mumbai in the West Zone, is the front-runner, with Nayan Mongia and Sameer Dighe also in the mix. Along with Maninder Singh, former India players Nikhil Chopra from Delhi, Reetinder Singh Sodhi from Punjab, and Ajay Ratra from Haryana have also registered for the North Zone. 

As far as the East Zone is concerned, Shiv Sunder Das is the front-runner including other candidates such as Sourasish Lahiri from Bengal and Prabhanjan Mullick from Odisha are also in contention. 

Lastly, it is also comprehended that Gyanendra Pandey from Uttar Pradesh and Amay Khurasiya from Madhya Pradesh are also in contentions from the Central Zone. 

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