RP Singh included in the Cricket Advisory Committee of BCCI
The former Indian fast bowler RP Singh has been included in the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI. The other two members who are named in the committee are Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik.
CAC takes care of all the cricket related appointments of the BCCI including the appointment of the selectors of the senior and the junior national team as well as the appointment of the coaching staff.
The first task for the newly appointed members of the CAC is to fill the two vacant spots in the senior selection committee of India.
Earlier, it was reported that the former Indian left-hander Gautam Gambhir will be the third member of the CAC along with Madan Lal and Sulakshana Naik.
However, Gambhir is a member of the Indian parliament now and the Lodha committee has recommended for the politicians not to take up any sort of roles in the BCCI. So, the board had to opt for a different option.
RP Singh, just like Gambhir, was a part of the Indian squad which won the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.
The southpaw bowled some crucial spells for India with the ball in that tournament. One of those spells came in the final match against the arch rivals Pakistan, where RP removed three Pakistani batsmen giving away just 26 runs in his four overs.
The 34-year old, who made his international debut in 2005, played 14 Test matches, 58 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals for India.
RP burst onto the scene as a very exciting prospect as he had the ability to swing the ball back into the right-handers, bowling left arm over the wicket.
He was tipped to be a potential future superstar, but he couldn’t quite live up to the expectations and lost his place in the Indian team after a few good seasons.
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