BCCI's committee concludes deliberations on coach, holds back name
New Delhi: The BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprised of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, on Monday concluded formalities with regards to selection of new coach of Indian cricket team but deferred the announcement of the name.
'' We need to talk to everyone who matters including captain Virat Kohli before deciding on the name,'' Sourav Ganguly, told the waiting media. He, however, confirmed that the CAC has completed its deliberations but the final name will be chosen only after talking to all.
Stating the tenure of the new coach will extend up to the next cricket World Cup in 2019, the former Indian cricketer also made it clear that captain Kohli had to role in the coach selection process and he did not send any name. '' ..only thing we want that all those who matter should be on same page and should be consulted before appointing the coach.'' he added.
"We have a Sri Lanka tour coming in a week's time and the board will continue with the same set (of people) for the time being," Ganguly said.
"To be honest, what we heard from the coaches today is not different from last year.They were outstanding, specially some of the names we discussed. We were pleasantly surprised and happy when we heard how they want to go about the job," the former India captain added.
In reply to a question, VVS Laxman, also present during the media interaction, said Ravi Shastri, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus, Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody had given presentation for the post of Indian coach.
Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons is also a candidate but is yet to be interviewed.