BCCI can’t afford me as coach: Warne

Warne thinks he is unaffordable


The Board od Control for Crcket in India (BCCI) is now in hunt for a new head coach for the national team to replace Anil Kumble, and several luminaries have applied for the position. [ নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আমাকে কোচ বানানোর সামর্থ্য ভারতের নেই]

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However, former Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne is not one of them, as he believes he is so expensive that the BCCI wouldn’t be able to afford him.

According to mid-day, Warne has been quoted as, “I am very expensive and I don’t think they (BCCI) can afford me. Virat Kohli and me can have a good partnership, but as I said, I am very, very expensive.”

BCCI is the richest sporting body and the richest cricket board in the world and such comments coming from the Australian spin-wizard may or may not go down well.

Having retired in 2007, Warne has been an active member of various cricket leagues all around the world. He was the guiding force to the silverware for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royal’s in the tournament’s inaugural season (2008).

Apart from the incumbent Anil Kumble, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, former Australian fast bowler and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus, former India cricketers Dodda Ganesh and domestic veteran Lalchand Rajput have applied for the job.

It is learnt that Kumble will have to appear once again in front of CAC and go through the interview process, just like Ravi Shastri had done last year.


– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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