Virat Kohli has stayed completely out of coach selection process: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgCricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly on Monday revealed that the selection process for Team India head coach was over but they need a little more time to deliberate and discuss everything with captain Virat Kohli before making a final announcement.The CAC interviewed five candidates at the BCCI headquarters – Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Ravi Shastri – while Phil Simmons wasn’t available for the meeting.WATCH FULL VIDEOGanguly said all stakeholders needed to be on the same page and that was why it was important for the CAC to speak with the captain before announcing who the next coach will be.The former India captain also lauded Kohli for staying completely out of this process.”We will speak to Virat and the announcement will be made after that. Virat, who we respect so much, is an important cog in this wheel. Credit needs to Virat Kohli for staying completely out of this process.”He has no inputs, he has not sent any names but we feel as an advisory committee that he is the captain which is the most important thing in Indian cricket.”He and everyone of us needs to be on the same page because for us Indian cricket is more important. We are just a small bit, the main bit is the players who are going to play and the coach,” Ganguly said at a press conference after the interviews were done.Kumble’s tenure ended after the ICC Champions Trophy this year when he resigned from the post citing differences with captain Kohli. advertisementWith Kumble at the helm, the Indian team won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Australia and a one-off Test against Bangladesh. India also regained the top spot in the ICC Test rankings during this time and reached the Champions Trophy final.Shastri on the other hand also had a successful stint with the team when he was the team director between 2014 and 2016 as India won an ODI series against England, reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup and 2016 World T20, won a T20I series in Australia and clinched the Asia Cup.last_img

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