The five-member national selection panel has been cut down to three members, with former India cricketers Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda relieved of their duties.Also Read - IND vs ENG 2020: I don't Think India Can Have Any Complaints if We Leave a Bit of Grass, Says James Anderson
Going by the Lodha recommendations, the national selection panel should consist of three members and all of them should have played Test cricket for India. Also Read - Prithvi Shaw And Suryakumar Yadav to Fly to England on July 31 on Special Provision
However, BCCI were aware of the Lodha panel guidelines when the five-member selectors headed by MSK Prasad was picked. On Wednesday, the board’s CEO Rahul Johri received an e-mail from Lodha committee, asking him to drop two selectors. Also Read - IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians-Chennai Super Kings to Start Second Leg of Tournament
With Paranjpe and Khoda removed, the panel now comprises of Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh. The three selectors have represented India in Tests.