Mumbai, Sep 27: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the new senior selection committee on Thursday. The five-man team will be headed by former India batsman and 1983 World Cup winner Sandeep Patil, who will represent West Zone.
Here are brief profiles of the five selectors.
Sandeep Patil (West Zone) Chairman
Age: 56 years
Patil, who was an attacking middle-order batsman for India, played 29 Tests for the country. He was part of the Indian team which won the 1983 World Cup. He featured in 45 One Day Internationals. The right-handed Patil has been a coach. He coached India A, India national team, Kenya and Oman. He was instrumental in steering Kenya to the semi-finals of 2003 World Cup in South Africa. He is currently the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA). Patil was also involved as a coach with the now defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Roger Binny (South Zone)
Age: 57 years
This former India all-rounder was one of the heroes of 1983 World Cup triumph. Now he is actively involved in Karnataka cricket administration with former Indian players Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath. Binny played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India. He was also involved with Asian Cricket Council's (ACC) programmes as a Development Officer. He was coach of India Under-19 which won the World Cup in 2000. He has also coached Bengal team.
Vikram Rathore (North Zone)
Age: 43 years
Former India opening batsman, Rathore played six Tests and seven ODIs. He will replace Mohinder Amarnath in the panel. Rathore was recently involved with IPL team Kings XI Punjab.
Saba Karim (East Zone)
Age: 44 years
Former India wicketkeeper Karim has been a TV expert in recent times. He played one Test and 34 ODIs for India. An eye injury cut short his international career.
Rajinder Singh Hans (Central Zone)
Age: 59 years
Hans is a former left-arm spinner, who represented Uttar Pradesh. He has played 78 first-class games, taking 340 wickets. He has not played Tests or ODIs.