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Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh have been added to the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men) as confirmed by the BCCI. The named were recommended by the CAC in Mumbai.

Sunil Joshi replaces MSK Prasad

As informed by Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday, the Cricket Advisory Committee took interviews on Wednesday to finalize the names for the selection committee. After taking interviews, the committee took names of the duo as the new members of selection committee for men. Sunil Joshi will replace MSK Prasad as the chairman of the selection committee as Harvinder Singh will join the other three members of the committee comprised of Devang Gandhi, Sarandeep Singh and Jatin Paranjape.

Joshi played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs between 1996 and 2001 whereas Harvinder Singh played three Tests and 16 ODIs from 1998 to 2001. The Cricket Advisory Committee interviewed five shortlisted candidates in Mumbai on Wednesday to take the final call. Rajesh Chouhan, Harvinder Singh, Venkatesh Prasad, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Sunil Joshi were interviewed to fill in the vacant places by outgoing chief selector MSK Prasad and panel member Gagan Khoda.

Work begins from South Africa series

The president already said that the new selection committee would be announcing the Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa that is scheduled to start from March 12.
In the official release, the board informed about the same, “The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Mr Madan Lal, Mr Rudra Pratap Singh and Ms Sulakshana Naik on Wednesday met at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to select the members of the All-India Senior Selection Committee (Men).”

It further added that these candidates will be reviewed by the CAC after one year. “The CAC will review the candidates after a one-year period and make the recommendations to the BCCI. The two new members will join Mr Devang Gandhi, Mr Sarandeep Singh and Mr Jatin Paranjape, who will finish their term later this year, in the selection committee.”

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