- The CAC members, led by Ganguly, interviewed the five applicants in Mumbai.
- Ravi Shastri was interviewed through Skype as he is currently in the UK.
- Unexpectedly, the CAC announced that it needed 'more time' to make its decision
After about three months of drama, the BCCI was all set to announce its new Indian head coach today evening. The three members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that included Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were supposed to make the official announcement.
However, after holding a press conference in Mumbai, Ganguly said, "We need a few more days."
He also said that he needed to talk to Virat Kohli regarding the appointment of the new Indian Coach.
The CAC members, led by Ganguly, started interviewing six eligible applicants for the post of head coach from around 1 pm in Mumbai. Ravi Shastri - who is currently in the UK - was interviewed through Skype. As reported by Hindustan Times, Sehwag was interviewed for about two hours.
According to VVS Laxman, Phil Simmons who was one among the shortlisted six applicants was not interviewed. There is no official confirmation about why Simmons was not interviewed.
Out of the six eligible applicants who were chosen for an interview, Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag are the top three contenders.
However, Shastri had an upper hand among the six due to his impressive tenure as a manager of India team before Anil Kumble was appointed as Indian coach.
Earlier in the month of June, Anil Kumble submitted his resignation from the head coach post. Kumble had been in disagreement with the Indian team before the start of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. BCCI has already spent almost one month to select a new coach so that the Indian team is in safer hands until the end of the World Cup 2019.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM