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BCCI selection process to be revamped?

A special committee of the Cricket Board suggested that only professionals, who should be accountable, must be picked for the job for a fixed tenure.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 21:03 IST

A special committee of the Cricket Board onSunday suggested that strict eligibility criteria should be laid down for national and state level selectors.

A meeting of the committee, comprising former as well as current cricketers, suggested that only professionals, who should be accountable, must be picked for the job.

"It was recommended in the meeting that a selector should have fixed tenure and he should be best qualified to take up the job. For this the Board should lay down the qualification," I S Bindra, Chairman of the Special Committee told reporters here after the meeting.

The meeting was attended by Kapil Dev, K Srikkanth, S Venkatraghavan, M A K Pataudi, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

Bindra said although there were different views on the number of national selectors to be appointed, the members were unanimous that only the best in business should be picked for the job.

"There were two views on the number of national selectors. Some supprted three while others felt a five-man panel should be picked but everyone was of the consensus that he should be best qualified for the job in terms of expertise and experience," Bindra said.

"They also felt that both national and state level selectors should be professionals and paid remuneration for his job."

The meeting, which went on for five hours, also saw the members present their views on how to improve the overall game in the country.

First Published: Mar 26, 2006 21:03 IST