On Friday (January 31), the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced that Sulakshana Naik is set to be a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also has Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh. The members will be responsible for picking the new selection panel and the chief of the selection committee.
Sourav Ganguly (BCCI President) had confirmed the news during the IPL governing council meeting held in New Delhi on Monday (Jan 27).
"CAC has been finalised. The Secretary will release it officially. Sulakshana Naik and Madan Lal are there. Gautam (Gambhir) is not there," Ganguly was quoted as saying by IANS.
Neetu David, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Jaya Sharma, Kalpana Venkatcher, Laya Francis, Shyama Shaw and Renu Margrate have reportedly applied for the position on Indian women's national selection panel.
Naik a former wicketkeeper-batter has played 46 ODIs and two tests for India.
With the Hemlata Kala-led committee — also comprising Anjali Pendharker, Sudha Shah, Lopamudra Bhattaacharji and Shashi Gupta — finishing their term, the BCCI has begun to take steps to fill their slots and have given the responsibility to Naik to pick the panel.