Announce India head coach today: CoA tells BCCI

The Committee of Administrators doesn’t want any further delay in this matter and has directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India accordingly. The CAC interviewed five candidates, including Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag, on Monday.

Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: July 11, 2017 12:10 pm
India coach, Indian cricket team coach, Indian cricket team, India coach interview, Cricket, Virat Kohli, Cricket The CAC delayed coach announcement on Monday as they wanted to have a word with Virat Kohli.

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) has asked the BCCI to announce the name of the Indian team head coach today. The cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman had deferred the announcement after interviewing five candidates on Monday. The COA, however, doesn’t want any further delay in this matter and has directed the BCCI accordingly.

“We want to speak to Virat Kohli, once he is back from America, all three of us, the respective people concerned, we will explain to him that the coaches want to function in a certain way and make sure everybody is on the same page once we make the announcement. Once, we make the announcement, it has to be till the World Cup,” Ganguly had said yesterday, indicating that the present stop-gap set-up might continue for India’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. But it is learnt that the COA comprising Vinod Rai as chairman, and Vikram Limaye and Diana Edulji has asked the cricket board just to make Kohli aware of the presentations given by the aspirants and then promptly name the coach. Ravi Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput were interviewed yesterday.

The position of the Indian team head coach has fallen vacant following Anil Kumble’s departure in acrimonious circumstances at the end of the Champions Trophy last month. Kumble and Kohli fell out, making the partnership “untenable”. But since then the COA has maintained that the Cricket Committee will have the last word on the new coach selection and no one else.

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    Saradindu Bose
    Jul 11, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    This is a well planned drama - from ousting of Kumble to extention of date of application. Shastri will be the coach as per the diktat of Koholi. Shame that Ganguly Sachin and Laxman are part of this - even COA is spineless!!!
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      Divakar
      Jul 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm
      Some players were reportedly complaining that Kumble was like Head Master.May be they are right because with the head master's exit, team India's fielding has gone to the dogs the one of T20 against West Indies, couple of donkey-drops were put down, with captain Kohli being one of the culprits.
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        Virender Slathia
        Jul 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm
        BCCI has already selected Shastri, just waiting for Kohli's nod.
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          Ravi
          Jul 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm
          Age of online ordering of custom designed coach
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            Naresh Wasnik
            Jul 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm
            MAY GOD BLESS BCCI,LET THEM FIRST IMPLEMENT LODHA COMMITTEE RECOMENDATIONS IN AND INSTILL DISCIPLINE IN ENTIRE INDIAN CRICKET.we follow cricket madly right from the days of radio commentary giving miss to schools,colleges and Govt offices during Test matches, we wish all is well
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              Mohan Naik
              Jul 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm
              It is surprising why Committee of Administrator has asked BCCI to declare the name of coach so hurriedly.As a member of CAC Mr.Ganguly categorically made it clear what CAC intend what they expect from Virat Kohli as a captain.Just a year ago till the matter was not exposed every thing was fine.As soon as the matter was exposed the same Committee of Administrator was prompt to shoulder the blame to BCCI, despite knowing that the relations between the coach the captain are soring the CoA remained mute neither given any direction to BCCi nor prefer to intervene fact one of the member of CoA made it public that BCCI did not handle the matter properly.Since CAC fingers are burnt therefore CAC wish to pull ears of the captain then it is OK. in any case the Captain should not become boss thereby CAC should not turn into puppet of the Captain.
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                thistooshallpass
                Jul 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm
                As an organisation, BCCI should have a objective for the cricket team. Now what is that objective is what everyone wants to know. According to me that objective should be to start winning tests abroad and then the World Cup. If the coach is chosen based on this, it makes sense to everyone and everyone is on the same page.
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                  Ravishankar
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                  Looks like the tail (Virat) is trying to wag the dog (CAC)!! Why not just tell Virat to also be the Coach and pay more? Alternatively Virat may like to select the Coach on a match by match basis. If this is successful then the players can also be selected by Virat. After all, money is pouring in and who cares about performance etc.?
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                    Asish
                    Jul 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm
                    Well said. They cannot select Ravi Shastri, it is the most dangerous step in the history of BCCI. If they do, Supreme Court should order breaking down of the BCCI and get rid of the Cricket Council board of Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman. Selecting him is a fraud and cheating the Nation. Virat will have to work with the coach who has greater merit not personal liking. Learn to work for merit not your personal preference, otherwise get out of Indian Cricket and f off.
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                      Asish
                      Jul 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm
                      Well Said. Selecting Shastri is nepotism.
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