Sourav Ganguly Praises Virat Kohli For 'Staying Out' Of India Coach Selection

Marsha Scott
July 11, 2017

"We are putting the announcement of coach on hold for the time being". VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar are the other members of the CAC.

"Have to give credit to Virat Kohli that he totally stayed out of it (coach selection), didn't give any input on names", Ganguly told reporters. Every coach has different style of working, so we want to discuss it with Virat and other board members.

The Cricket Advisory Committee, tasked with selecting the next India head coach, has chose to hold the decision of selecting India's next head coach. Only Sehwag arrived at the BCCI headquarters to make his presentation in person while the others, including Shastri who is presently in the United Kingdom, participated through Skype.

The CAC confirmed that the process is done and completed. "What is key is how we are going to go forward".

Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons is also a candidate but is yet to be interviewed. "The process is concluded, nobody else will be in the reckoning". "He is in America at the moment", said Ganguly. If Kohli disagrees with the CAC's choice will they go with his preference or would Kohli be the one make the final selection.

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No time frame has been set to announce the coach although Sri Lanka tour is starting on July 21 with a two-day warm-up game in Colombo. Kohli is expected to visit the U.S. on a short holiday-where he will travel from the Caribbean-before he returns in time to fly with the team to Sri Lanka. We will speak to Virat Kohli first, there is no hurry.

"The Sri Lanka tour is not the objective, long-term objectives are kept in mind".

"We have interviewed five of the six candidates". He gave no inputs, he has not sent any names but we feel as the Advisory Committee that he is the captain which is the most important thing in cricket.

Subsequently, the court had also removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their respective posts of BCCI president and board secretary in January 2017 for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court's July 18, 2016 order.

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