Laxman Sivaramakrishnan emerges frontrunner to replace MSK Prasad as chief selector

Sivaramakrishnan is currently part of BCCI's commentary team.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan emerges frontrunner to replace MSK Prasad as chief selector  Laxman Sivaramakrishnan played nine Tests and 16 ODIs between 1983-1987. (Photo: Getty)
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Former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has emerged as the frontrunner to replace MSK Prasad as chairman of the senior national selection committee. According to reports in The New Indian Express BCCI has reached out to a few of former cricketers and it is understood that Sivaramakrishnan, is being seen as the ideal candidate to take over from Prasad, whose tenure comes to end at BCCI’s annual general meeting scheduled to be held on October 23.

Sivaramakrishnan who played nine Tests and 16 ODIs between 1983-1987 is currently part of BCCI's commentary team is believed to be keen and formal discussions are set to take place in the coming days. 

The report also states that  BCCI is understood to be reviewing the salary package that is being offered to selectors across all age-groups. There are talks of increasing the remunerations for the chairman of the senior national selection panel to Rs 1.5 crore, with the other four set to be offered Rs 1.2 crore. 

Other than Sivaramakrishnan, BCCI is on the lookout for only one more selector, as Sarandeep Singh, Jatin Paranjpe and Devang Gandhi are set to continue in their roles for another year until their term ends in 2020. 

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