The search for the ‘perfect’ Indian coach continues, as the BCCI, CAC and CoA gear up for fresh applications for the position of the head coach. Kumble’s resignation has left a huge void because he was someone who understood the intricacies of the game, having played it at the highest level for a long time. Also, he had an envious record as coach of the Indian team, and had to resign just because of fall out with the captain, hence the next Indian coach would have to match if not better his record as coach.
Sourav Ganguly said that the next Indian coach will have to be someone who is shrewd and competent enough to win India bucketloads of matches.
Sourav Ganguly was recently at the meeting of all the state associations where he was asked by journalists about what type of coach would the CAC be looking for, to which Ganguly said “One who can win cricket matches.”
Ganguly is part of the Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC) which has been given the onus of selecting the new Indian coach and Ganguly is very sure about the type of coach they will be looking for.
The CoA has surprisingly said that Virat Kohli will not be consulted while appointing the new coach when Anil Kumble’s sole reason for resigning was his strained relationship with the Captain.
“The CAC will take directives from the BCCI on the next coach,” said Ganguly.
The BCCI have extended the applications for the coach until the 9th of July. Virender Sehwag has been touted to be the favourite but his inexperience could work against him. Tom Moody seems to be the most potent of them all, but after the Greg Chappel fiasco, it is very unlikely that the BCCI would opt for an Australian coach again.