Srikkanth is new chairman of BCCI

Published: Friday, September 26, 2008, 16:51 [IST]
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SrrikanthMumbai: Former Indian captain and dashing opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth replaces Vengasarkar as the new chairman of the BCCI selection committie, BCCI announced.

The board also announced other new selectors in the new committee. Surender Bhave (West Zone), former Bengal Ranji player; Raja Venkat (East Zone), former Bengal Ranji player; Yashpal Sharma (North Zone), the former India middle-order batsman; and the former India leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani (Central Zone) complete the 5-man team.The new wise men of Indian cricket will officially take over from the present committee from October 1.

A new annual compensation package of Rs 25 lakh for the selectors has also been announced for the selectors.

Former Indian captain is now already committed to many lucrative TV assignments. Heis also the ambassador for the Chennai Super Kings franchise of Indian Premier League.

Kris Srikkanth (Profile)

Full name : Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Born : December 21, 1959, Madras

Age : 48 years 277 days

Major teams : India, Tamil Nadu

Batting style : Right-hand bat

Bowling style : Right-arm medium

Srikkanth made his One Day International debut against England in Ahmedabad in 1981, followed two days later by his Test debut against England at Mumbai. He made his debut at the age of 21 as an opener of the Indian team to partner Sunil Gavaskar. Srikkanth redefined batting with his power hitting and he gave so wonderful starts to the team against even the toughest of oppositions. He was gifted with good eye and super quick reflexes. Consistency was not his forte. With more technical batsman in the side during his times like Gavaskar, Vengsarkar, Mohinder Amarnath, Shastri etc, he could fancy hitting the bowlers all over.

Srikkanth played 43 Tests for India, scoring 2,062 runs at an acceptable average of 29.88. His style was better suited to one-day internationals, where he compiled a significantly better record of 146 matches for 4,091 runs at a good average of 29.01. He also bowled off spin regularly in ODIs, taking 25 wickets at a very good average of 25.64. He also lost his flamboyance after he became captain of the Indian team.


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