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Complete revamp on the cards

The senior selection panel of the BCCI is poised to undergo a complete overhaul at Saturday's AGM with K Srikkanth likely to replace incumbent Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar.

cricket Updated: Sep 26, 2008 17:20 IST

The senior selection panel of the Indian Cricket Board is poised to undergo a complete overhaul at tomorrow's AGM with former Test captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth likely to replace incumbent Chief Selector Dilip Vengsarkar.

Chennai-born Srikkanth (South Zone) could have as co-selectors his former India teammate Yashpal Sharma (North), former Test leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani (Central), Surendra Bhave (West) and Raja Venkat (East), BCCI sources said.

This is a complete change from the current selection panel comprising Vengsarkar (West), Venkatapathy Raju (South), Ranjib Biswal (East), Sanjay Jagdale (Central) and Bhupinder Singh Sr (North).

The BCCI's Working Committee, at its last sitting, had decided that no office bearer of the Board or any of its affiliated units can become a selector in future.

This decision, expected to be passed at the AGM, will rule out Vengsarkar, Raju and Biswal who are office bearers of their respective cricket associations -- Mumbai, Hyderabad and Orissa -- respectively.

Vengsarkar and Raju are Vice-President's, while Biswal is the President of their respective units.

All of them were eligible to be appointed as paid selectors as they were still to complete four years of their tenure.

But the Working Committee decision barring office bearers from becoming selectors rules them out.