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Following the arrival of new selectors, the BCCI intends to implement split captaincy

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has fired the entire senior men’s selection committee, which was overseen by former Indian cricketer Chetan Sharma. While the supreme cricketing body has welcomed new applications for the five national selector seats, the new selection committee is said to be considering shared leadership for the national team across forms.

The selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma was fired after India failed to live up to expectations in big competitions. Under Sharma’s leadership, the national team failed to advance to the knockout rounds of the T20 World Cup last year, lost the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, and was hammered by eventual champions England in the semi-final of the just-ended 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.

The board is expected to pick a fresh captain in the shortest version of the game, with Hardik Pandya set to follow Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, the current Indian captain is expected to continue leading the Men in Blue in the longer versions of the game, with the 50-over World Cup approaching.

The BCCI has issued a new call for applications for the vacant positions, with a deadline of November 28. The newly established qualifying requirements for the vacant positions will need candidates to have played at least seven Tests, 30 first-class matches, ten ODIs, and twenty FC matches. The candidates must have retired from the game five years ago and have not served on any of the BCCI-affiliated cricket bodies for the last five years.