NEW DELHI: When BCCI mandarins opened the mailbox to check the CVs of potential candidates for the National Selection Committee, they were shocked to find the applications of Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag.
And as if that weren’t enough, Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has also nominated himself for the job.
Only that all of these CVs were posted using spam email IDs of imposters out to have fun at BCCI’s expense.
BCCI received more than 600 email applications for the five-member selection committee and some of them come from fake IDs claiming to be Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sehwag and Inzamam.
More seriously, the Cricket Advisory Board is expected to shortlist 10 names for the top positions.
“Around 600 applications have been received and some of them are from fake IDs claiming to be Dhoni, Sehwag and Tendulkar. They are just wasting BCCI’s time by doing this.
“The CAC will shortlist 10 candidates and then select the final five. The process will be completed soon,” a BCCI source told PTI.
BCCI had sacked the selection committee led by Chetan-Sharma after the team exited in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup last month. However, this panel continues to operate and its successors are not finalized. The committee had also followed the first round of the Ranji Trophy and is watching the second round. Debasish Mohanty is in Kolkata to watch the game between Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.
On Wednesday, the BCCI Apex Council could not approve the players’ central contracts as the selection committee has not yet been formed and their input is needed before the roster is finalized.
The CAC comprising Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe and Sulakshna Naik, who was appointed earlier this month, is expected to meet soon to complete the job.
As well as deciding central contracts, the selection committee’s initial task will be to select teams for the home series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand from January 3.



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