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India vs Sri Lanka: Gill at No 3, Pant at 5 and Vihari at 6 could be way forward, says former national selector Devang Gandhi
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India vs Sri Lanka: Gill at No 3, Pant at 5 and Vihari at 6 could be way forward, says former national selector Devang Gandhi

It is now clear that Rahane and Pujara won't be called for the three Tests this season (two against Sri Lanka and one away game against England) where Vihari and Gill, along with Shreyas Iyer as back-up, will be the options

India vs England: Hardik Pandya bowls full tilt at nets with tweaked action; Shikhar Dhawan could be benched for T20Is
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India vs England: Hardik Pandya bowls full tilt at nets with tweaked action; Shikhar Dhawan could be benched for T20Is

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan is unlikely to get any game in the five-match T20 series unless one among KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma is either injured or rested.

Former Indian pacer Abey Kuruvilla in fray to become national selector
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Former Indian pacer Abey Kuruvilla in fray to become national selector

It is understood that Kuruvilla, who has played 10 Test matches and 25 ODIs, applied for the job on 13 November, two days before the deadline.

BCCI invites applications for national selectors, sets 15 November deadline
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BCCI invites applications for national selectors, sets 15 November deadline

The deadline for sending applications is Sunday, 15 November, with an age-cap of 60 years and minimum eligibility criteria of 30 first-class matches.

MS Dhoni debate and weight of expectations headline challenges in front of chairman of selectors Sunil Joshi
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MS Dhoni debate and weight of expectations headline challenges in front of chairman of selectors Sunil Joshi

The immediate priority, though, will be the composition of the Twenty20 squad and, most crucially, how Joshi’s panel views the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

CAC member Madan Lal says two new selectors will be appointed by end of New Zealand tour
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CAC member Madan Lal says two new selectors will be appointed by end of New Zealand tour

'We have received a list of 44 applicants and we should have the two selectors appointed by the end of New Zealand tour,' said Madan Lal

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: IPL snub was difficult to digest, says Manoj Tiwary after smashing maiden triple ton for Bengal
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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: IPL snub was difficult to digest, says Manoj Tiwary after smashing maiden triple ton for Bengal

The IPL snub was hard to digest, out-of-favour India batsman Manoj Tiwary said after his monumental triple ton in a Ranji Trophy game on Monday.

BCCI set to appoint former cricketers Madan Lal, Gautam Gambhir as Cricket Advisory Committee members
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BCCI set to appoint former cricketers Madan Lal, Gautam Gambhir as Cricket Advisory Committee members

The BCCI is all set to appoint World Cup winning former India players Madan Lal and Gautam Gambhir as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which will pick selection committees for the next four-year cycle starting 2020.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirms MSK Prasad-led selection panel's term has come to an end
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirms MSK Prasad-led selection panel's term has come to an end

Prasad's departure means the Ganguly-led BCCI has gone by the old constitution that has a provision of a maximum of four-year term for the selection committee. The amended constitution had a maximum five-year term.

Harbhajan Singh requests BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to bring 'strong people' in selection panel after Sanju Samson's exclusion
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Harbhajan Singh requests BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to bring 'strong people' in selection panel after Sanju Samson's exclusion

The 39-year-old was reacting to wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson being dropped from the Indian Twenty20 squad without getting a game in the recent home series against Bangladesh.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly could decide to cut short tenure of MSK Prasad-led selection committee as part of overhaul
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly could decide to cut short tenure of MSK Prasad-led selection committee as part of overhaul

Ganguly has indicated that Prasad and Khoda are set to be replaced while Paranjpe, Gandhi and Sarandeep have a year left

BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly says he will seek selectors' opinion on MS Dhoni's future soon
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BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly says he will seek selectors' opinion on MS Dhoni's future soon

Dhoni has been on a sabbatical post India's World Cup exit and is unlikely to feature in three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, set to be picked on 24 October

BCCI rewards Indian selectors with cash awards of Rs 20 lakh each following India's maiden Test series win in Australia
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BCCI rewards Indian selectors with cash awards of Rs 20 lakh each following India's maiden Test series win in Australia

The Indian selection committee comprises chairman MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe, Gagan Khoda and Sandeep Singh.

'I spoke to Karun Nair on West Indies selection, told ways to make comeback', says chief selector MSK Prasad
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'I spoke to Karun Nair on West Indies selection, told ways to make comeback', says chief selector MSK Prasad

"Karun is very much in the scheme of things for Test cricket. Right now, we have advised him to focus on performing in domestic and India A matches," said MSK Prasad.

Former India and Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose passes away
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Former India and Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose passes away

Former Bengal cricket captain Gopal Bose died after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 71 and is survived by his wife and son Arijit.

BCCI decides to raise selectors' salaries; umpires, scorers and video analysts too get pay hike
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BCCI decides to raise selectors' salaries; umpires, scorers and video analysts too get pay hike

The decision was taken by the Cricket Operations wing of BCCI headed by Saba Karim and the CoA also feels that chief selector MSK Prasad and company should be rewarded for their services.

MSK Prasad-headed selection committee get extension till next annual general meeting, says report
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MSK Prasad-headed selection committee get extension till next annual general meeting, says report

It has been learnt that Prasad and Co were given temporary extension as the date of the AGM is yet to be finalised.

India going with full-strength Test squad against Sri Lanka could lead to burnout in South Africa
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India going with full-strength Test squad against Sri Lanka could lead to burnout in South Africa

India's selection panel seem to be least concerned about the big South African tour as they named a full-strength Test squad to take on the Sri Lankans.

Ranji Trophy: Bengal cricketers Manoj Tiwary, Ashok Dinda gear for 100th first-class appearance
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Ranji Trophy: Bengal cricketers Manoj Tiwary, Ashok Dinda gear for 100th first-class appearance

Senior Bengal cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Ashok Dinda thank Cricket Association of Bengal, coaches and team-mates for their support as they prepare for their 100 FC game

DDCA reject Sarandeep Singh's application for chairman of Delhi team's selection committee
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DDCA reject Sarandeep Singh's application for chairman of Delhi team's selection committee

Sarandeep had written a letter to CAC stating that he would like to become chairman of selectors free of cost.