Mumbai: (Mumbai) Ajit Agarkar has been appointed as the new chief selector of the Indian cricket team. He will take over this responsibility in place of Chetan Sharma. The speculations of making Ajit Agarkar the Chief Selector were going on for a long time and now it has been confirmed. Former Chairman of the Indian Cricket Selection Committee Chetan Sharma has resigned from his post after getting caught in the sting operation. After which this post fell vacant. Now Ajit Agarkar has been entrusted with this responsibility. Ajit Agarkar resigned from his post from IPL team Delhi Capitals a few days ago. Since then he was almost certain to become the new chief selector of the Indian cricket team.
Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar was appointed as the chairman of the Indian Cricket Board’s selection committee late on Tuesday. He was the only contender to appear in a virtual interview with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by Ashok Malhotra. However, it was certain that Agarkar would get this post. It is believed that the BCCI only wanted to complete the appointment formalities so he was asked to fill the application. After assuming charge, Agarkar will chair the selection committee meeting to select the T20 team for the West Indies tour.
On June 22, the BCCI through an advertisement invited applications for the vacancy in the Selection Committee. At this time Ajit Agarkar applied and since then he was considered a strong contender for the post. After Ajith’s selection, the Indian selection committee now has two members from the West Zone. Salil Ankola is already the West Zone selector.
Let it be known that after the resignation of Chetan Sharma, Agarkar was in the front row to become the selector. Now after taking charge after being selected, Agarkar will chair the selection committee meeting to select the T20 squad for the tour of West Indies. According to BCCI sources, Agarkar was the only candidate who appeared for the interview. It happened virtually as Agarkar is currently abroad on a family vacation.