Interested Applicants submitted their application for team India’s head coach. Some of the big names want to become team India’s head coach like Gary Kristen, Tom Moody, Mahela Jayawardene and Mike Hesson. Currently, Ravi Shastri is the head coach of India. It may look that Ravi Shastri may retain his India’s head coach position, according to sources. Because CAC member said that we are not too keen to bring in a foreign coach. We want an Indian to become the coach of India. CAC committee will select India’s next head coach. Kapil Dev will lead the panel. BCCI will announce India’s head coach on August 15.
Speaking to IANS, a CAC member said that with the team doing so well under Shastri, it was all but certain that the former India all-rounder will continue to coach the Virat Kohli-led team.
“We are not too keen to bring in a foreign coach. Yes, had someone of the stature of Gary Kirsten applied, we might have given it a thought. But even then, an Indian would have always been the priority. After all, the team has also done well under an Indian head coach, so why look for a change? As things stand now, Shastri does look to be the favourite to be handed a fresh contract,” the CAC member said.
“Nothing permanent with a long term effect should happen at this stage of transition. Shastri and Kohli complement each other well, and it would be unfair to change half of a team that has been successful. A change in coach may disturb the equation that exists and allows the players to have the mental space to excel.
“If a change is made at this stage, it would be a change of strategy and planning for the next five years. It would be unfair to take such a decision at a stage when the stakeholders are not the ones deciding,” the official told IANS.