The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is to be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today where plethora of issues including the announcement of three new selectors will be addressed. The AGM will be attended by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla, President of Hyderabad Cricket Association Mohammad Azharuddin and other BCCI officials.
In BCCI’s AGM meeting, positions for three new selectors will be filled today. As per sources confirming ABP, the interviews for the selectors are already underway. It is understood that Ajit Agarkar, Maninder Singh and SS Das are the frontrunners for the coveted post.
The contention for the selectors post will witness a tough competition between Chetan Sharma and Maninder Singh representing the North Zone. While the West Zone has pitted Abbey Kuruvilla, Ajit Agarkar and Nayan Mongia and from East Zone SS Das is the favourite for the selectors spot. In total 11 shortlisted candidates from three zones are being interviewed.
In this BCCI AGM, the expansion of IPL teams is also likely to be discussed. It is learned that the IPL can have a 9 team tournament next year and then 10 in 2022.
During the meeting, venues for the upcoming 2021 World cup to be hosted in India are also to be shortlisted and ratified. Stadiums in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai are the usual suspects to be given affirmation. Meanwhile the world’s largest cricket stadium in Motera and one in Dharamshala also can’t be ignored. In total, 8 stadiums have to be finalised for the World Cup.