Tipped as the next chief selector till recently, formercricketer Mohinder Amarnath instead got the boot as the Board of Control forCricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday removed him as selector only after one yearof his job. Insiders said Amarnath paid the price for his anti-BCCIslant. He was sacked for his outspoken views. According to sources, BCCI wasnot comfortable with him as a selector so there was no question of hisescalation as the chairman of the selection committee. Amarnath, who celebrated his 62nd birthday earlier thisweek, had advocated removing Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the Testdebacle in Australia. In fact, Amarnath did not enjoy support within the northzone, which he represented. According to sources in north zone, he would spendtoo much time in Goa. A member of the World Cup winning team in 1983, Amarnath wasnoted for his conflicts with the Indian cricketing political establishment. Hehad once called the selectors a bunch of jokers??, which often resulted in hisexclusion from the Indian team.