Setback For Next India Head Coach As He Won’t Pick His Support Staff
The Indian cricket is set to undergo major change as far as the coaching staff of the national team is concerned. The next head coach of the Indian team will not be able to pick his own support staff. When Ravi Shastri became the head coach in 2017, he had the luxury of picking his own colleagues. However, the upcoming head coach will not have that luxury.
India are currently on the lookout for a new coach. The contracts of Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar will run out after the upcoming tour of West Indies. The BCCI has already invited fresh applications for head coach, batting, bowling, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager. Thus the head coach will not be allowed to pick the men he likes.
As per report in Indian Express, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will appoint a head coach while the selection committee headed by MSK Prasad and his colleagues Jatin Paranjpe, Gagan Khoda, Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi will shortlist the support staff.
Interestingly, the BCCI constitution has invested the signatory powers in picking the support staff to CEO Rahul Johri. Consequently, the selectors will convey the names to Johri, who will give the final approval.
Meanwhile, the CoA has asked the general manager of cricket operations Saba Karim to look for a new committee after former CAC members Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly were found under a conflict of interest charges during a meeting held in New Delhi a few days ago. Recent reports suggested that former India skipper Kapil Dev could head the new committee for choosing a head coach.