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Shyama Dey Shaw Joins BCCI Women’s Selection Committee, Thilak Naidu To Head Junior Men’s Cricket Team

BCCI has appointed Shyama Dey Shaw and VS Thilak Naidu as the two new selectors. Shyama Dey Shaw has been included in the women’s cricket team committee, while Thilak Naidu will head the junior cricket team. She has replaced Mithu Mukherjee, while Naidu has filled the position left vacant by S Sharath in the panel. S Sharath was elevated to the senior men’s selection panel in January this year. Nonce, the Indian board is in no hurry to find Chetan Sharma’s replacement in BCCI Selection Committee.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Ms Sulakshana Naik, Mr Ashok Malhotra, and Mr Jatin Paranjape have recommended Shaw and Naidu for the said positions. 

The first task for Naidu’s panel will be to identify players and prepare them for the Under-19 World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka early next year. The rest of the panel, comprising Ranadeb Bose (East Zone), Harvinder Singh Sodhi (North), Pathik Patel (West) and Krishen Mohan (Central) remains the same. 

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While the first task for Shyama’s panel will be to pick the India ODI and T20I squads for the limited-overs tour of Bangladesh in July. And, it will be the team’s first international assignment since the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February. Shaw joins the panel chaired by former India left-arm spinner Neetu David. Also, Arati Vaidya, Kalpana Venkatachar and Renu Margarate are in the committee.

Who is Shyama Dey Shaw and VS Thilak Naidu?

Shaw, a left-handed batter and medium-pace bowler represented India in three Tests and five ODIs. She first represented Bengal in domestic cricket from 1985 to 1997 and then Railways from 1998 to 2002. Following her playing career, she served as a Bengal selector for two terms. 

Naidu, a former wicket-keeper and batter, represented Karnataka from 1998-99 to 2009-10. He was also part of South Zone in the Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. He was also an aggressive lower-order batter, making 4386 runs at 34.80, including eight centuries. Naidu chaired Karnataka’s junior selection panel from 2013-16 and was also part of the senior selection committee in 2015-16. 

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