Ravi Shastri replacement: Who all will be in charge of selecting Team India’s new head coach after India’s tour of West Indies in Septemeber?
The Committee of Administrators (CoA), appointed by the honourable Supreme Court had nearly a week ago invited fresh applications for the appointment of the Indian Cricket Team’s coaching staff for all the posts.
The coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar, and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. But, all of them will have to re-apply for their posts as per the recruitment norms.
But the question is who all will be in-charge of selecting the new Head Coach of the team once the eligible candidates would file in their nominations?
BCCI to appoint the Ad-Hoc committee yet again
As per the reports, it has been learnt that the trio of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy are likely to be handed the responsibility of picking the head coach of the men’s team.
It is worth mentioning that the aforementioned people are part of BCCI’s Ad-Hoc committee, and were the ones who appointed WV Raman as the head coach of the Women’s Cricket Team in December last year.
Your composure and dignity viewing the sequence of events was remarkable. Your dignified grace and silence 48 hours since is simply remarkable. We know you have one hand on that WC. You not just Kane. You Kane and Able. God bless. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/cLS4cabttu
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 16, 2019
Speaking to the news agency IANS, a BCCI functionary said, “They haven’t been handed any official appointment yet, talks are on, so too early to comment on the matter”.
However, one of the three people have confirmed that he has received the official letter of appointment, but also adding the disclaimer that there has not been an official communication on the same as yet.
“I can only confirm my position once the process is complete and I have an official letter of appointment,” the former cricketer said. While the ad-hoc CAC will appoint the head coach, all other support staff appointments will be done by CEO Rahul Johri, as per the newly registered constitution of the BCCI.