Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly to find new India coach

Published on April 26, 2015 19:33:29 PM
Former stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid will be part of the Committee which will find Indian cricket team's new coach and the support staff.

The trio, according to sources, will provide input to BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya and Secretary General Anurag Thakur, who were today entrusted with the job of finding the new coach at the Working Committee meeting of the Board.

Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher's contract ended at the end of the World Cup while former India cricketer Ravi Shastri was the with team in the capacity of Team Director.

It is expected that assistant coaches Sanjay Bangar, Bharath Arun and R Sridhar will be retained.

A Working Committee member made it clear that Ganguly will not be in the running for the coveted job even as speculation is rife that the former Indian cricketer is the top contender for the job along with Shastri.

The Working Committee also authorised President Dalmiya to constitute a cricket advisory committee comprising of prominent cricketers who will share their recommendations on the overall conduct and development of the game.

The Working Committee has decided to recommend batsman Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015.