The Indian Head coach selection process is set to be carried out on the 10th of July but BCCI has asked the CAC to come up with a major overhaul in the selection process, in order to avoid any bias and altercations.
Ravi Shastri has been a late entrant in the prospective candidates, but is likely to end up as India Coach, due to his proximity with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
BCCI is wary of Ganguly’s bias against Shastri taking centre stage during the interview process and also wants to prevent a war of words between these two stalwarts of Indian Cricket.
BCCI have asked the CAC, comprising of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar to maybe come up with a new method of appointing the coach.
The applicants had been earlier asked to prepare presentations, but are still waiting to hear from the BCCI regarding the exact selection procedure.
“No has told those applicants on how to go about with this,” a BCCI source said.
July 9(midnight) is the last date of applying for the head coach post and the selection procedure is set to take place on July 10.
While a ‘non-interview process’ has its cons, sources have claimed that the BCCI wants to go through with it as the CAC is already aware of the credentials of the candidates and thus can do away with the entire interview process.
“The board members are keen that the Ganguly-Shastri spat shouldn’t be repeated. The final call will be taken very soon,” the source added
Also, there still no clarity over who has the final decision over the selection of the coach. The CAC should be conducting interviews, but it feels like the BCCI will still have the last say, like it did in the Kumble case.