India news September 21, 2012

Abey Kuruvilla named Mumbai chief selector

ESPNcricinfo staff

Abey Kuruvilla, the former India medium pacer, has been named chairman of Mumbai's senior selection committee, taking over from the former Mumbai captain, Milind Rege. The other panel members include Rege, Deepak Jadhav and Raju Sutar. The same panel, also headed by Kuruvilla, form the Under-25 selection committee, the Mumbai Cricket Association announced on Thursday.

Kuruvilla played ten Tests for India in 1997, taking 25 wickets, with a best of 5 for 68 against West Indies in Barbados. He also played 25 ODIs, taking as many wickets, before he was dropped at the end of that year. He took 290 wickets for Mumbai since his first-class debut in 1990-91. He retired at the end of the 1999-2000 season. As a selector, he has also served in the junior selection committee, heading the all-India panel in 2011-12.

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