According to reports, the BCCI official makes a significant revelation about the compensation package offered by the board.
It determines big names from applying for important positions.
Since Chetan Sharma was fired following a sting operation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is currently led by interim chief selector Shiv Sunder Das.
Sharma was fired after it was discovered that he had disclosed sensitive information about Team India players and the selection procedures.
Big names have chosen to stay away from applying for the national selector’s position over the past few years. Virendra Sehwag was asked to apply for head coach job in 2016.
According to PTI, Those filling the positions lack stature and are therefore not “taken seriously.”
The senior selection panel’s chairman receives an annual salary of $1 crore. The other four members each receive an annual salary of $90 lakh.
Former captains Dilip Vengsarkar (2006–2008) and Krishnamachari Srikkanth (2008–2012) were the last well-known ex-cricketers to preside over the selection panel.
Virender Sehwag was reportedly asked to apply for the 2016 India head coach position
“Viru (Sehwag) was asked to apply for the head coach position while CoA was in tenure, but Anil Kumble ultimately won the situation”.
According to a BCCI official, “It is unlikely he will apply himself. The pay package isn’t something that will be financially viable for someone of his stature.”
“However, only he from North Zone qualifies when it comes to stature.”
Other well-known players from the North Zone have also recently retired, including Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Harbhajan Singh.
However, until the BCCI relaxes the rule and extends the five-year retirement requirement, the trio has not yet met the requirement.
“It’s not like BCCI can’t afford to give a chairman of selectors at least 4-5 crore.”
According to the source, “it can actually resolve many of the conflicts of interest problems that deter important players from even considering joining the selection committee.”
According to the report, a chairman of selectors “without a certain pedigree” finds it challenging to maintain his composure when Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, or Rahul Dravid are seated across from him at selection meetings.
S Badrinath and Virat Kohli were the two candidates Dilip bhai had to choose from when he was chairman.