Split captaincy was one of the few adjustments that veterans and experts have suggested after India’s latest T20 World Cup performance. One of the first cricketing nations to distinguish between distinct red-ball and white-ball teams captained by various skippers was England. Few had previously questioned whether India should follow England’s example, but the BCCI had consistently dismissed the notion of a split captaincy. However, according to reports, the new selection committee will probably be required to select captains for three different formats.

After India’s dismal performance at the T20 World Cup, in which they lost to England in the semifinals, the BCCI fired the entire Chetan Sharma-led National Selection Committee on Friday. BCCI has already called for fresh applicants for the post, the last date of the application being November 28.

The qualifications for the positions are still the same as before. The BCCI’s official statement stated that candidates “should have played a minimum of seven Test matches, thirty-First Class matches, or ten ODI and Twenty-First Class matches.” The BCCI’s rules and regulations state that candidates for membership on the Men’s Selection Committee “shall have retired from the game at least 5 years ago and no person who has been a member of any Cricket Committee (as defined in those rules and regulations) for a total of 5 years shall be eligible.”

However, PTI claims that their first directive would be to select captains for the three formats. This could imply that Hardik Pandya will be considered as the T20I captain until the 2024 T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies, while Rohit Sharma may retain his position as captain for ODIs and Test cricket.

The report also states that the chairman of selectors will have to answer questions from the media about the team.