After appointing head coach, Kapil Dev-led CAC wants a say in picking India’s support staff

As per new BCCI constitution, India's backroom staff will be picked by the national selection panel.

The Cricket Advisory Committee picked India's head coach on Wednesday | Twitter

Having re-appointed Ravi Shastri as India's head coach till 2021, the newly appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) must also have a say in selecting the team's backroom staff, said the three-member panel's chief and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev himself. 

As per the new BCCI constitution, the Indian team's backroom staff is due to be picked by the national selection committee. However, Kapil reckons if CAC doesn't have a say in that matter it wouldn't be prudent. 

"Yes, our opinion should be there. If you ask me, we have (sent) a recommendation to the Board about the selection process of the support staff as well. It is not right, if we are not doing that job also," he told reporters at a press conference in Mumbai on Friday (August 16). 

The interviews to be conducted by the MSK Prasad-led selection committee for appointing rest of the coaching staff will take place on August 19. 

"We told them that we would like to be part of the process that finalises on the appointment. I think the Board will release that letter to you (media) also," Kapil, however, added. 

"There should not be a communication gap, their (selection committee’s) strength and our strength is the same for the team and we want to make sure that the team gets benefited."

Many renowned candidates have applied for positions of India's batting, bowling and fielding coaches beyond the ongoing tour of West Indies, for which Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension, besides a direct entry into the recruitment process. 

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 17 Aug, 2019

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