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Decks cleared for Vengsarkar's entry into panel

Dilip Vengsarkar is all set to take over the chairmanship of the national senior selection committee of the BCCI from Kiran More.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2006 21:37 IST

Dilip Vengsarkar seems all set to take over the mantle of chairman of the national senior selection committee of the Cricket Board from former Test team-mate Kiran More at the BCCI's AGMon September 27 and 28.

The former India skipper's name will be proposed by the Mumbai Cricket Association as per the association's recent managing committee decision and it is expected to be unopposed by other West Zone associations of the Board at the AGM, according to well-informed sources.

Dhiraj Parsana, a former India all rounder who played two Tests in the late 1970s, was another front runner for the selection panel from the zone, but is unlikely to muster support against Vengsarkar, the sources said.

"Parsana is set to continue on the pitches committee," they said making it clear that Vengsarkar would make it to the selection panel, and most probably as its chairman, without much hurdle.

The name of Karsan Ghavri, another former India all rounder who has played for Saurashtra and Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, has also been touted about, but is unlikely to get support.

From the current five-man senior committee, More and South Zone's representative V B Chandrasekhar of Tamil Nadu, are finishing their terms this month and are expected to be replaced by Vengsarkar and Hyderabad's Venkatapathy Raju.

The other three members - Central's Sanjay Jagdale, East's Ranjib Biswal and North's Bhupinder Singh Sr - are expected to retain their seats in the selection committee for the season which includes the all-important World Cup.

First Published: Sep 21, 2006 21:37 IST