Committee of Administrators (CoA) leader Vinod Rai directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to declare the name of the next Indian coach by Tuesday evening.
The Indian cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had taken decision to put the declaration on stay as they wished to discuss with team captain Virat Kohli and ‘people who matter’.
CAC member and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, reacted to Rai’s orders during an occasion on Tuesday. “Will speak to Vinod Rai as what was decided yesterday was with permission,” he stated.
On Monday, Ganguly had proclaimed in Mumbai that the decision had been kept on hold as the new coach who would take Indian cricket forward required to be discussed. “(We) will take a few more days to decide,” Ganguly said.
For the selection of coach, the CAC talked with five players including Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput.
Ganguly asserted, “That was on a different aspect. As I said, he has stayed out of the whole thing.
“We want to make sure we take the best possible decision for Indian cricket. The coach, captain and players are the ones who will take Indian cricket forward. The CAC goes out of the picture once the coach is selected.” he added.
Sourav Ganguly suggested that the coach will be chosen ahead the Sri Lanka tournament that starts with the first Test on July 26.
Kumble quits from the head coach of India’s post following the ICC Champions Trophy final over Pakistan in June due to indefensible disparity with skipper Kohli.