World Selection Committee

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The chair sets the rules, reminds members of their obligations and takes the votes. They should also ensure that confidentiality is maintained in order to facilitate a free and open discussion. Ideally, the chair should be independent from the officers that approve committee recommendations.

The committee should be composed of people who are qualified to assess the merits of the nominees and are familiar with the relevant technical issues. In addition, the members should be diverse in terms of gender, age and geographical location. A wide range of disciplines should be represented on the committee to encourage a broad discussion and reduce the possibility of a groupthink or the formation of a club within the committee.

Each committee member should have designated alternates that can be asked to take their place in the event of a conflict of interest. This reduces the risk of a quid pro quo between selectors and the nominees. The committee should never share individual evaluations or rankings to avoid social loafing.

At least two Selection Committee members are typically present during the BattleBots Proving Ground fights held at each live show. This serves as a way to scout potential candidates willing to compete on the show and help them improve their chances of being selected for an upcoming season.

This is especially true for the all-around, where there are five spots available to each country for the 2022 world championships. The top three all-arounders from the first day of competition at the team selection camp will qualify for a spot on the squad. The sixth place finisher will be named a traveling alternate.

Shilese Jones, Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles and Kaliya Lincoln are expected to vie for the remaining spots. Biles is the clear favorite, but she needs to perform well on all four events to ensure her spot. She was fifth at nationals in the all-around, but her floor and vault scores should be good enough to make up the difference.

Gautam Gambhir has called the MSK Prasad-headed cricket selectors “the worst in India’s history.” He said that they dropped Ambati Rayudu even though he was the best batsman to play at number four. The former Indian opener added that he doesn’t remember the names of any of the members on the committee.