Vengsarkar elected as India’s chief selector

Mumbai, September 27 :

Former Test captain Dilip Vengsarkar was elected India’s chief cricket selector on Wednesday with ex-spinner Venkatapathy Raju also joining the five-man panel.

Vengsarkar took over from Kiran More, who completed four years term. Raju replaced VB Chandrasekhar, while Ranjib Biswal, Sanjay Jagdale and Bhupinder Singh retained their posts at the BCCI’s general meeting.

Meanwhile federal agriculture minister Sharad Pawar was re-elected BCCI president unopposed for a fresh two-year term. The Pawar team of secretary Shah, joint-secretary Mahinder Pandove and treasurer N Srinivasan were also re-elected unopposed for another two years.