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Sunil Joshi Appointed As The Chairman Of National Selection Panel


Former India cricketer Sunil Joshi will replace MSK Prasad as the chairman of the national selection committee, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. Harvinder Singh was also drafted in the place vacated by Gagan Khoda in the All-India men's senior selection panel. The names were picked by the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of former India cricketers – RP Singh, Sulakshana Naik and Madan Lal.

Sunil Joshi is currently the most experienced cricketer in the panel with 15 Tests and 69 ODIs to his name. Meanwhile, his domestic career spanned from 1992 to 2010 – a span in which he took 615 first-class wickets. His most memorable achievement in India colours came when he returned figures of 5 for 6 against South Africa in 1999. Following his retirement, he has served as a coach and bowling consultants with various domestic and international teams.

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On the other hand, Harvinder Singh has played for India in 3 Tests and 16 ODIs in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Starting his domestic career with Punjab, Harvinder moved to Railways. The former fast bowler featured in 109 first-class games, with his last game coming in December 2008. 

Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh will join the incumbent selectors Devang Gandhi and Jatin Paranjpe in the panel. Meanwhile, the committee has stuck to the old policy, bringing in Joshi (from Karnataka) and Harvinder (from Railways) to take over from the vacated positions from the south and central zone respectively.

The newly picked panel's first assignment will be the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa which starts from March 12. 

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