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The COA hails the CAC coach recommendation

The Cricket Advisory Committee has made its recommendation regarding the coach. It is a comprehensive recommendation covering all aspects of the coaching requirement of any team. They have applied themselves to the cause at hand with dedication and commitment. This is exactly what we had expected from a committee of such distinguished cricketers. On behalf of all interested in ‘Cricket India’, BCCI and the COA, I thank them for the service so willingly rendered by them. We accept their recommendation in totality.

A coach is a mentor to a team. He is a friend and an elder buddy. He has to actively contribute to building up the morale and harmony in the dressing room. Motivating and guiding the players off the ground is the responsibility of the Coach. The captain is the leader and the gladiator on the ground. Any team is always built around the leadership qualities and professionalism of the captain. He is the Face of the team. The coach has to provide backroom support.

It is with this objective in mind that the job of selection of a coach was entrusted to three of the most experienced former players/captains of the Indian team. They have been in the thick of it all themselves.

Now that they have made the choice, we sincerely feel that the new combination will steward the team to number 1 position in the World Cup.

We need to put the immediate past events to rest and wish the team, the Captain, coach and support staff a very ‘happy Innings’ in the run up to the World Cup.

The BCCI and COA wish ‘Team India’ all the very best.



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Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held in Mumbai

The CAC interviewed a total of five applicants and will put forward their recommendation to BCCI after meeting Mr. Virat Kohli

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) met at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Monday to interview the final list of applicants for the job of Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team.

The Committee members – Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. VVS Laxman, who attended the meeting in person, and Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, who joined the panel via tele-conference, have decided to put forward their recommendation to the BCCI only after meeting the captain of the national team, Mr. Virat Kohli.

The CAC interviewed a total of five applicants – Mr. Ravi Shastri, Mr. Virender Sehwag, Mr. Tom Moody, Mr. Lalchand Rajput and Mr. Richard Pybus.

Amitabh Choudhary
Acting Hony. Secretary


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