Sivaramakrishnan, Chauhan, Khurasiya apply for the national selector position

NEW DELHI: Ex-India leg spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has applied for a position on the national team panel along with former off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan and left-handed hitter Amay Khurasiya .

The three former internationals of India have confirmed that they are offering their candidacy for a position on the selection committee. The last application date is Friday, January 24.

the BCCI will replace MSK Prasad (South Zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central zone) of the current committee while Sarandeep Singh (North Zone), Jatin Paranjpe (West Zone) and Devang Gandhi (East Zone) will continue for one more season.

Sivaramakrishnan, hero of the triumph of the World Cricket Championship Benson and Hedges of India, has been a commentator for 20 years and has also been a spinning coach at the National Cricket Academy, as well as being part of the ICC Cricket Committee.

Former junior president of selectors Venkatesh Prasad and former batting coach of India Sanjay Bangar He could also throw his hat into the ring, which will make it an interesting three-way battle for the president's position. It is known that both players are undecided.

the 54-year-old Sivaramakrishnan has played nine Tests and 16 ODIs (25 Internationals), while Bangar has 12 Tests and 15 ODIs (27 Internationals) to his name.

Prasad has more games (33 tests and 161 ODI), but his two and a half years as president of the national junior selection committee means he can only be a senior selector for a year and a half (four cumulative years as a selector).

I have spoken to my family and have decided to apply for the national selector's position. If BCCI gives me an opportunity, I would like to make a difference. I believe if I get four years, I would leave Indian cricket in a better space in terms of bench strength in all three departments especially spin bowling, Siva told PTI.

In fact, it was Sivaramakrishnan who, after seeing a young man Yuzvendra Chahal in domestic cricket, he told the management of the Indian team (coach Ravi Shastri in particular) that could be a powerful option in international cricket.

Not only have I seen a lot of international cricket, but I have also covered national cricket as an announcer for 15 years. I feel that I can help develop a group of spinners in the country, Siva said.

Chauhan, veterano de 21 Pruebas y 35 ODI, que jugó con Anil Kumble y Venkatapathy Raju a principios de the 90, esperaba tener suerte por segunda vez.

I requested it last time too. I am very interested in the work of the selector and I hope my name is considered, said Chauhan.

Khurasiya also confirmed that he has applied for the position.