BCCI yet to take a call on Duncan Fletcher’s successor
Duncan Fletcher’s contract expired after the World Cup. (Source: Express File)
Indian cricket board secretary Anurag Thakur said that no decision has been taken yet as to who will succeed Duncan Fletcher as Team India coach.
Fletcher’s contract expired after the World Cup and while the names of former players have been doing the rounds, there is yet to emerge clarity on who could be the front-runner for the post. Thakur said that the BCCI was looking for a candidate who can deliver when it comes to results.
“Regarding the coach I would say that good things come to them who wait. We are in the process of finalising the coach. It may take some time but we want to pick the right coach for the Indian cricket team who can deliver in the coming years,” Thakur said at a press-conference.
In the run-up to the World Cup, former India skipper Ravi Shastri was appointed as director of the Indian team, a post that was created after India lost the Test series in England. However, with India to play a one-off Test and three ODIs in Bangladesh, it waits to be seen if the Indian board will appoint a coach before or after the tour.
“We are in the process of finalising the cricket advisory committee and also shortlisting the name of the coaches, who are available for the Indian cricket team. Once that process is completed we will be in a position to take the final call. We are looking at all the positions whether it is the main coach or the support staff for the Indian cricket team,” he added.
Thakur also said that the BCCI was looking decision to rope in former captains Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly as advisors to guide Indian cricket.
“I think we are very clear that we want to utilise the services of former cricketers, who can give BCCI some time for the promotion of the game of cricket. “They can share ideas, give their opinion, they can be advisors to the Board and we want to involve them to improve the standard of domestic cricket and to improve our performance overseas in the overall interest of cricket,” Thakur said.
‘No player above game’
Playing down the controversy stirred by Virat Kohli‘s interaction with actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma during an IPL match, the BCCI secretary said no player is above the game and investigations are on in the alleged code of conduct breach.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli was spotted chatting with Anushka in the VIP box during a rain break in the team’s game against Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Players are not allowed to interact with anyone other than the dug-out members during a match under the anti-corruption guidelines. Thakur assured that Kohli will be dealt with as per law. (PTI)
Source:: Indian Express