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Selectors Kuruvilla and Mohanty join India’s 20-man support staff for Sri Lanka tour

The Corona pandemic may have restricted the movement of the Indian selectors, but they will be on tour soon. In fact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked two selectors from the selection panel headed by Chetan Sharma to accompany India’s 20-member support staff on a tour of Sri Lanka. It is learned that selectors Abe Kuruvilla and Debashish Mohanty will accompany the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian team on a tour of Sri Lanka, where they will play three ODIs and three T20Is against the hosts next month.
A BCCI official has confirmed the schedule. He said in a statement on Thursday that the selectors are already in Mumbai and living with other members of the touring party.

It is noteworthy that Rahul Dravid will travel with the team as head coach along with a 25-member team and 20-member support staff. Former international panel umpire Sudhir Asnani of Indore will accompany the team as manager. The Indian team will leave for Sri Lanka on June 28. The first match of the six-match white ball series will begin on July 13.
The BCCI is understood not to have sent any selectors to the UK, where the Indian team had recently lost the final of the World Test Championship. Given the restrictions on travel from India to the UK, there is no guarantee that any member of the selection committee will be in England for the five-match Test series against England starting on August 4.