Kuruvilla in the race for the post of national selector
Mumbai, November 19
Former India and Mumbai fast bowler Abey Kuruvilla is in the running to fill one of the three vacancies in the national selection panel.
These posts have become vacant in the selection committee after the completion of the tenure of Sarandeep Singh (North Region), Dewang Gandhi (East Region) and Jatin Paranjape (West Region).
It is learned that Kuruvilla, who has played 10 Tests and 25 ODIs, applied for the post on November 13, two days before the deadline.
Kuruvilla has taken 25-25 wickets in both Test and ODI formats.
Kuruvilla had previously been part of the junior selection committee from 2008-12 and was the chairman of the committee when India won the Under-19 World Cup in 2012. In the same year, he was also made the chief selector of Mumbai.
The 53-year-old former fast bowler from Navi Mumbai, however, will face India and Mumbai’s former fast bowler Ajit Agarkar, who is considered a strong contender for the post.
Agarkar has also been the chief selector of Mumbai.
The cricket advisory committee headed by Madanlal will select the selectors. The committee also includes RP Singh and Sulakshana Naik.
The committee had selected Sunil Joshi (South Region) and Harvinder Singh (Central Region) in a five-member committee in March this year.