Monday, November 9, 2015

Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad replaces Roger Binny as national selector

Mumbai, Nov 9: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started clean-up on conflict of interest issues. Among several major decisions taken today at the Indian cricket board's 86th Annual General Meeting (AGM), former India all-rounder Roger Binny was removed as senior selector and replaced with former wicketkeeper-batsman Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad

"Now, to identify fresh talent, to identify players who can go on to become legends, who can go on to serve for the country for long, is not a small thing. With such a vast pool of talent available in the country, that is a big challenge which I will definitely enjoy. Because, from nowhere, Andhra Cricket Association is something today. I am damn sure, with all the talent pool that we have, I think it will be a fantastic thing," Prasad told PTI here. 

Prasad, a former wicketkeeper-batsman, said the new job would be challenging though he has been involved in selection with the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) for many years now. 

"Definitely, it will be a challenging job. I have been selecting in Andhra for different age groups. Almost all nine age groups, I am a part of selection committee," he said. 

Prasad, who played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs for India, is from Andhra Pradesh. The 40-year-old Prasad is set to take over from Binny in one of the two changes in the 5-man selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil. 

The 5 senior selectors are Vikram Rathore (North Zone), Sandeep Patil (Chairman, West Zone), Gagan Khoda (Central Zone), Prasad (South Zone) and Saba Karim (East Zone).

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