Indian management announce Cricket Advisory Committee consisting of Ashok Malhotra and two others

By Daniel S

December 1, 2022

On 18 November 2022, the Indian Cricket Board took a bold decision by sacking Chetan Sharma And the entire Senior National Selection Committee. Several reasons were instrumental in that decision. It has been found that the Board were not happy with the performance of the selectors. 

Team India had not performed well in recent tournaments like the Asia Cup, and the 20-20 World Cup. Board members also blamed the selectors for taking wrong decisions regarding players’ workload management. Now, on 1 December, the Indian Cricket Board announced the new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Here is the shared tweet:

Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe, and Sulakshana Naik have been named as the new members of the Cricket Advisory Committee

Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board, Jay Shah issued an official statement regarding the matter. The statement reads: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, announced the appointment of its Cricket Advisory Committee. The three-member committee comprises Mr. Ashok Malhotra, Mr. Jatin Paranjape, and Ms. Sulakshana Naik.

It further reads: “Mr. Malhotra has represented India in 7 Tests and 20 One-day internationals and recently served as the President of the Indian Cricketers’ Association. Mr. Paranjape has played 4 ODIs for India and was part of the Senior Men’s Selection Committee. Ms. Naik, who played two Tests, 46 ODIs, and 31 T20Is for India in a career spanning 11 years, continues to be a part of the three-member CAC.”

Now, this team will have the duty to select the new selection committee for team India.

During Chetan Sharma’s tenure, eight different captains managed the team in just one year. They also rushed to include Jasprit Bumrah in the team. As a result, he ended up not being a part of the squad for the World Cup. They also picked KL Rahul straight into the team after eight months gap. Then, he failed continuously with the bat in both the Asia Cup and World Cup. During Chetan Sharma’s tenure, they also removed Virat Kohli from the captaincy from both the ODIs and Tests. So, these reasons influenced the Board to sack him and his full team.