Virat Kohli have ‘absolutely no say’ on coach selection
As BCCI made a step forward to shuffle the backroom staff of team India including the head coach, India captain Virat Kohli as quoted by the BCCI official that he will have ‘absolutely no say’ in the selection process of the next Indian cricket team head coach.
The contemplation is aired as the common belief travels that it was skipper Virat Kohli who gathered things around to get Ravi Shastri in the position of the head coach after the tenure of Anil Kumble was over back in 2017.
Now, with the conclusion of the ICC World Cup 2019, Shastri’s tenure is also coming to an end, although, according to BCCI statement he is open to apply for the position once again.
The selection process for India’s new coaching staff will begin after the side’s tour to the West Indies, scheduled to start from August 3.
The process will, however, be led by three member CAC committee headed by Kapil Dev and Kohli will bear no position to influence the selection.
A BCCI official told Indian Express,
“Last time, the captain (Kohli) had expressed his difficulty, or the team’s difficulty, with former coach Anil Kumble. In the new selection process, he will have absolutely no say with regards to who becomes the coach. This time, we have Kapil Dev in the coach selection committee, and he will not listen to him (Kohli).”
“Support staff will be picked by the selection committee. Normally, we allow the head coach to do that (pick the support staff) for team building. This time, if the head coach is selected (before the selection of the support staff), he might join the process,” the official said.