Former India pacer Salil Ankola has been appointed the chairman of Mumbai’s selection panel for the forthcoming domestic season, set to begin on January 10 with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The coach of the team, however, is still not appointed.
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In a statement issued by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Ankola along with four others – Sanjay Patil, Ravi Thakkar, Zulfiqar Parkar and Ravi Kulkarni – have been appointed based on the recommendation by the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC).
The CIC – comprising Lalchand Rajput (chairman), Sameer Dighe and Raju Kulkarni – had on December 2 submitted its shortlisted candidates for selectors’ and coach’s positions. However, the MCA apex council, after rounds of heated discussion among its members, eventually appointed the selection committee on Wednesday till March 31.