BCCI selection committee: Ex-Punjab cricketer Krishan Mohan appointed member


The 53-year-old former Punjab cricketer has been concerned with Himachal Pradesh Cricket Academy as a coach

By Shalini Gupta, Chandigarh

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 01:06 AM IST

Former Punjab cricketer Krishan Mohan has been appointed member of the junior nationwide choice committee by the Board of Cricket Management in India (BCCI).

Former Tamil Nadu batsman Sridharan Sharath has been named the chairman of the committee. Whereas S Sharath is the consultant selector from South zone, former Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Pathik Patel is the selector from West zone and former Bengal medium-pacer Ranadeb Bose is from East zone.

Krishan is the North zone selector whereas ex-Madhya Pradesh pacer Harvinder Singh Sodhi is the selector from Central zone.

The 53-year-old former Punjab cricketer has been concerned with Himachal Pradesh Cricket Academy as a coach. He was a member of the Punjab Ranji Trophy successful staff that clinched the title in 1993. Born in Amritsar and now a resident of Mohali, Krishan was an all-rounder and performed 45 first-class and 9 list-A matches for Punjab earlier than retiring in 1996. He takes over the cost as junior selector (North zone) from Amit Sharma, who was additionally a part of that Punjab staff that clinched their solely Ranji Trophy title.

Bharti Vij, who performed most of his first-class cricket with Krishan, expressed his delight over his appointment. “He was such a gifted and an exquisite cricketer. He as soon as led the Punjab staff additionally. He by no means acquired his due within the enjoying days. It’s so good {that a} cricketer of his stature and clear conduct has been given this position. The U-19 World Cup goes to occur subsequent 12 months, so the BCCI goes to focus significantly on the U-19 cricket. India is defending champions of the U-19 World Cup,” mentioned 54-year-old Bharti, who’s Punjab’s highest wicket-taker ever with 319 wickets in first-class cricket in 72 matches and now could be an umpire.

Krishan, who was an off-spinner and batsman, took 69 wickets and scored 1,834 runs in his first-class cricket. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation not too long ago gained the JP Atray Memorial Cricket Event for Trident Cup underneath Prashant Chopra and with Krishan as coach.

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