BCCI sacks senior men’s selection committee and invites fresh applications
Although no specific details were provided in the media statement – there was no mention of the selection panel being dropped – the BCCI probably took the step as part of its early review of India’s performances at successive T20 World Cups – exiting at the group stage in 2021 and losing in the semi-finals in 2022.
It was in October, mid-way into the 2022 T20 World Cup, that the selectors announced India squads for not only the limited-overs series in New Zealand, which is now ongoing, but also the Bangladesh tour in December. It raised eyebrows since it was an unusual move for selectors to announce squads for two separate tours at the same time.
Barring Mohanty, who is on the verge of finishing his tenure (he was also a national junior selector), the remaining three selectors had only served half – two years – of their four-year tenures.