Virat needs to understand how coaches operate: Sourav

Michele Moreno
July 11, 2017

Speaking before he entered the office, Ganguly said the announcement of the new coach would be made this evening. "We need a few more days, talk to people, talk to the captain".

For the record, BCCI received 10 CVs - Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh, Lalchand Rajput, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma (Oman national team coach), Phil Simmons and Upendranath Bramhachari (engineer with no cricketing background).

Sehwag, Moody, Rajput and Pybus had responded to the original application for the head coach's job that came out on May 25, with a deadline of May 31 for receipt of applications.

The Indian cricket team's head coach will be finalized soon. Kumble's decision took everyone in the Indian camp by surprise as they were expecting the former India leggie to accompany them in the West Indies. It is waiting for the captain to return to the country from the Caribbean, presumably to speak to him in person, while one of its own members attends meetings electronically. It is learnt that the CAC will interview six of these 10 candidates. "That was on a different aspect and that chapter is shut", Ganguly said.

The CAC members also said that India team captain Virat Kohli will be consulted before a new coach - who will stay till the 2019 ODI World Cup - is appointed.

The new coach's first assignment was to be the tour of Sri Lanka, starting on July 19, but it remains unclear whether the appointment will be made before the Indian team leaves for Sri Lanka.

Klusener has also applied for the post with some experience of coaching provincial sides in domestic leagues in South Africa.

"The Sri Lanka tour is not the objective, long-term objectives are kept in mind". Apart from what a prospective India coach's vision is for the future - and Ganguly said all the presentations were outstanding - his style of functioning seems to be equally, if not more, important now. Why? "What is key is how we are going to go forward". At the same time, you have to give credit to Kohli that he has stayed out of the coach selection process.

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