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Sarandeep Singh desperate to become the Chairman of selectors for the DDCA

As per the rules of the Cricket Affairs Committee (CAC) headed by Madan Lal, Sarandeep Singh will have to appear for an interview for the post, despite being a national selector.

Sarandeep Singh
Sarandeep Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Senior National Selector Sarandeep Singh is willing to take up the post of Chairman of selectors for the Delhi Ranji team. The former cricketer has also made it clear that he would not charge any money for the job. In a letter to the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), Sarandeep has requested them to assign him to the post.

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Sarandeep confirmed the news by saying that he has written a letter because both his colleagues in the National Selection Committee, MSK Prasad and Devang Gandhi are serving as the Chairman of their respective state selection committees. He also mentioned that he would serve as the Chairman without any salary.

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“Yes, I have written to the DDCA because both my colleagues in national selection committee — MSK Prasad (Andhra) and Devang Gandhi (Bengal) — are chairman of their respective state selection committees. I have also written that I have applied for the chairman of selectors’ post for DDCA and I don’t want any salary,” Sarandeep told PTI today.

As per the rules of the Cricket Affairs Committee (CAC) headed by Madan Lal, Sarandeep Singh will have to appear for an interview for the post, despite being a national selector.

According to a CAC member, informed that they will seek Justice (Retd) Vikramjit Sen’s approval as the ‘One Man One Post’ mentioned in Lodha Reforms needs to be dealt with before appointing Sarandeep.

“We are awaiting Justice Sen’s green light as certain clarity is needed in this regard. The criteria was 50 first- class matches and all eight shortlisted candidates have fulfilled the criteria. If Sarandeep clears the interview, obviously, he will be the chairman by virtue of being national selector,” the official said.

Atul Wassan, Robin Singh Junior, Hari Gidwani, Gursharan Singh, Rakesh Shukla, Nischal Gaur and all-rounder Sumit Narwal, who played active first-class cricket till December, last year are the seven other candidates short-listed for the role.

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