The whole drama about the selection of New Indian cricket team coach has come to an end. It been 50days full of different views from the former players. It has to be for the better future of Indian Cricket.
Earlier during the end of May, BCCI has requested new applicants for the post of coaches. Anil Kumble’s contract was going to end on 31st. It was expected and a lot of Top former players from the world showed their interest. A total of 57 applicants were there. Surely No one would ever want to miss a chance to get this post of the top team and board. A great number of applicants wasn’t shocking more than the names. Those included Jason Gillespie, Daniel Vettori, Dav Whatmore, Tom Moody, Darren Lahmann etc. in foreign players. Venkatesh Prasad, Pravin Amre, Doda Ganesh etc. in Indian players.
Gate opened for Ravi Shastri
An interesting thing had come out. Present Indian Captain Virat Kohli wanted Ravi Shastri as head coach. BCCI thought over it and extended the dates of applying.The new date was made 9th of July. BCCI Secretary Amitabh Choudhary said “We are looking for more options. More the options, Better the choice.”
He further added, the final decision will be taken by CAC.”
CAC is Cricket advisory commitee which has VVS laxman, Sourav ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar in it.
MS Dhoni’s views for the coach
The most successful Indian captain MS Dhoni quoted about it.“New coach should not only know Hindi & English. Rather he must be familiar with cultural.That made easier for us to play.”
Final Selection for the head Indian cricket team coach:
The already top 5 shortlisted names were. Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus, Doda Ganesh. After that extension A big name also added to this list. As BCCI has told.It will take more time to select the coach. Finally the meeting for this started on Monday in Mumbai. The meeting continued for two days. BCCI and CAC has decided Ravi Shastri, head coach.T hey didn’t announce it. They wanted to consult with Viral kohli.
But in India, nothing works fair. So the news was leaked before the official announcement. Later in the evening, BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Choudhary had to declare it to media.
After around 2 months the final decision has been made.
Ravi Shastri was named the Head,
Rahul Dravid as Batting and
Zaheer Khan as Bowling coach.
and the story ended for the selection of New Indian cricket team coach after the period of Anil Kumble. Let’s see what is coming next.