Mumbai: Under the guidance of Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli, the selection committee headed by Kapil Dev will not ask for the selection of new India’s new head coach and assistant staff.
It has been learned that the final decision on the coach and other staff of Tam India will be completely rested with the former Indian captain Dev and his ad hoc committee. Last time, the committee appointed by the Supreme Court (COA) consulted Kohli and asked for his priority in the selection of current coach Ravi Shastri.
“Last time, the captain (Kohli) expressed his difficulty with the former coach Anil Kumble, and the difficulty of the team. In the new selection process, who will become the coach, he does not have any in this regard. This time, we have Kapil Dev in the coach selection committee, and he will not listen to him, (Kohli), “A senior BCCI official was quoted by the Indian Express.
The CoA, which runs Indian cricket, had sought directions from the Hon’ble Court for the continuation of three great members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Along with Shastri, the Steering Committee has the task of choosing the right set of support staff to assist a new coach.
“Support staff will be picked by the selection committee. Normally, we allow the head coach to do that (pick the support staff) for team building. This time, if the head coach is selected (before the selection of the support staff), he might join the process,” the official further added.
The CoA has given the coaching staff a 45-day extension for the West Indies tour that starts on August 3.
The application deadline for all the coaching roles is July 30.