The current Head coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff are on their 45-days extension period and will be available for the team on their West Indies tour where India is scheduled to play three One-Day Internationals, three T20s and two Tests.
As the extended contract ends with the West Indies tour, BCCI invited applications for the Head coach and the support staff and the interviews for the posts are most likely to take place in Mid-August.
On Wednesday, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly stated that as Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian Cricket team, he has every right to express his opinion in the coach selection process.
A few days back, Virat Kohli backed Ravi Shastri to continue with his position as the Head coach of the Indian team after the extended tenure of his contract end.
At the time, when Ravi Shastri was selected as the team’s Head coach in 2017, Ganguly had been part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) along with Sachin Tendulkar and VV Laxman.
However, this time CAC comprises of 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev along with Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy who will be responsible for choosing the next Head coach.
Current CAC had also picked the Indian women’s coach, W V Raman, in December. Gaekwad had earlier stated that they would not be prejudice while appointing the new coach. He told PTI, “There’s no question of what Kohli says or anybody says.” Indicating to the fact that the same Committee did not consult anyone while appointing Indian women’s coach in December despite of the controversy involved.
Further, Ganguly also spoke of the eight-month long suspension imposed on 19-year-old Parthiv Shaw after failing a dope test. He said, “A cough syrup can have different compositions. I don’t know what exactly happened with Shaw.” And decided to maintain his silence on the matter.