Sourav Ganguly Says New Selection Panel Will Pick Indian Squad For South Africa ODIs

Updated: 27 January 2020 20:16 IST

Sourav Ganguly also informed that Test squad for New Zealand series has already been picked by the old committee and new committee's first meeting will be held before home ODI series against South Africa.

Sourav Ganguly Says New Selection Panel Will Pick Indian Squad For South Africa ODIs
India will play three ODIs against South Africa in March at home. © BCCI

The revamped selection committee with a new chairman at helm will pick the Indian squad for the three ODIs at home in March, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Monday. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Ajit Agarkar, Rajesh Chauhan and Venkatesh Prasad are some of the key contenders to replace outgoing chairman MSK Prasad (South zone) and Gagan Khoda (Central zone) in the five-member panel.

"The Test squad for New Zealand has already been picked by the old committee and new committee's first meeting will be held before home ODI series against South Africa. The interviews for short-listed candidates will happen soon," Ganguly said.

The BCCI President also informed that while Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik are the members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), Gautam Gambhir is being replaced as he can not hold any position being a Member of Parliament.

"We have decided on Gautam's replacement and the announcement will be made soon. Madan Lal and Sulakshana are there," he said. Meanwhile Ganguly also informed that all-rounder Hardik Pandya has still not attained match fitness after his back surgery. "He can't play right now. It will take some time before he gets fit," the BCCI president said.

Hardik had recently failed the fitness test in his bid to make a national come back.

His trainer S Rajnikant had claimed that Pandya can pass YoYo Test, it is understood that the Baroda all-rounder is nowhere close to attaining international match fitness.

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Highlights
  • Sourav Ganguly said squad for New Zealand Tests has already been picked
  • Ganguly said new selection panel will be in place before SA ODIs
  • Ganguly confirmed that Hardik Pandya can't play right now as he is unfit
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