The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is under a lot of attention lately. The Indian board was once again under the limelight as they invited applications for five positions in the National Selection Committee on late Friday night. This was put across on the apex body’s social media channels after a sudden sacking of the entire senior men’s selection committee under the leadership of Chetan Sharma.
With the board looking to set up a completely new committee with Roger Binny as the Chairman, it will now reportedly be looking at split captaincy in the national team. While Rohit Sharma is set to continue at the helm in Test and ODI format, Hardik Pandya is likely to take the charge in the shortest format of the game.
Reports around the same are being doing rounds post Team India’s T20 World Cup 2022 debacle. It’s not only in the World Cup that India failed to reach the final, but the Men in Blue even failed to make it in the knockout stage of last year’s World Cup. While they lost the World Test Championship against New Zealand, the Rohit Sharma-led side were also knocked out of the Asia Cup 2022.
“For Chetan to save his job, India needed to win the T20 World Cup. Nothing less could have saved him”, a BCCI source was quoted in several media reports.
Hardik to be India’s new T20I skipper
According to various reports doing rounds on social media, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to take over the T20I captaincy reigns from Rohit Sharma, seeing the next T20 World Cup in line. The 29-year-old has been named the stand-in captain for New Zealand T20I series.
Talking about the three-match T20I series, the first T20I was whitewashed without a ball being bowled. However, the two sides will hope for second T20I, which is scheduled to take place on 20 November at the Bay Oval to go as per the schedule.