Ganguly expresses intentions of becoming coach: Former Indian captain has expressed desire of applying for the coach of Indian cricket team.
The stature of the coach of the Indian cricket team is such that it allures bountiful eyeballs. From fans to cricket experts to former cricketers, each one of them follows the developments which take place during the selection of the coach.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed his interests of applying for the position of the coach of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly, who retired from international cricket more than a decade ago in 2008, has played various roles in and around Indian cricket.
Ganguly expresses intentions of becoming coach
“Definitely, I’m interested but not at this point of time. Let one more phase go then I will throw my name into the fray,” Ganguly was quoted as saying after unveiling a new range of men’s collections by Senco Gold & Diamonds.
While the 47-year old expressed his interest in coaching the Indian team, he also put forward his various roles in Indian cricket at the moment. Other than mentoring Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals, Ganguly helms the CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) and has several other TV commitments by his side at this point in time.
“Currently, I’m associated with too many things — IPL, CAB, TV commentary. Let me complete this. But I will definitely put my hat at some stage. Provided I get selected. But definitely I’m interested. Not now but in the future,” Ganguly said.
“I don’t see any heavyweight names…”
Being asked about the candidates and whom he thinks will get the nod, Ganguly didn’t speaks much and put it on the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) to decide. The legendary captain of his time was also vocal about not many heavyweight names applying for the job.
Captain has voiced his preference. One of the CAC members has done the same for the position of Team India’s Head Coach. Good luck to the ones who’re still applying or have already applied.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 30, 2019
“Going by the applicants, I don’t see any heavyweight names. I heard Mahela [Jayawardene] would apply but ultimately he didn’t. There are not many big names who have applied for the coach’s job.
“Ultimately I don’t know what the panel will decide. They have been around for a while. We will see how long the term the coach will give. Not many names have applied for,” Ganguly added.