Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has been appointed as the Chief Selector of the Indian cricket team. After the departure of former chief selector Chetan Sharma, Agarkar has been entrusted with this responsibility. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the selection of the new chief selector on Tuesday, July 4th.
It was reported that several former Indian players had shown little interest in this position, primarily due to the salary offered. Let’s find out how much salary the Chief Selector and selectors receive.
The Chief Selector of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team used to receive an annual salary of ₹1 crore, but now it will be increased by almost three times. According to a report by “Cricbuzz,” the Chief Selector will now receive an annual salary of ₹3 crore.
Similarly, the other members of the selection committee used to receive an annual salary of ₹90 lakh, which will also be increased. However, the report mentioned that the salary for the other committee members has not been finalized yet.
Former chief selector Chetan Sharma resigned from his position after a sting operation conducted by a news channel. Shiv Sunder Das was serving as the interim chief selector, but now the Indian team has a new Chief Selector in Ajit Agarkar.
Prior to this appointment, Ajit Agarkar was associated with the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, but he decided to part ways with them. It became clear somewhere that Ajit Agarkar would be the new Chief Selector.
In his international career, Ajit Agarkar played 26 Tests, 191 One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and 4 T20I Internationals. Agarkar made his international debut in April 1998. In Test matches, he took 58 wickets with an average of 47.32. In ODIs, he claimed 288 wickets at an average of 27.85. In T20I Internationals, Agarkar took 3 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 8.09.