Captain Kohli to be consulted over coach selection, reiterates Ganguly

Prime News, National, Sports, Mumbai, July 11:-  Sourav Ganguly, a member of the three-man Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which is overseeing the interview process of India’s head coach, on Tuesday reiterated that they would keep skipper Virat Kohli in the loop before reaching any conclusion.

When quizzed if Kohli should be consulted for the appointment of India’s new head coach, the former cricketer insisted that the captain is the most important part in cricket and that his decision holds great value.

“I believe in that because captain is most important in cricket, so we respect his decisions and that is the way I feel and that is the way I have looked at the game and I have played the game in the last 20 years. Because at the end of the day, it is his team. He is going to lead the team out in the middle. He will be consulted. He will not be the main person and in fact he doesn’t want to be the main person,” Ganguly told media.

Ganguly further said that Kohli is a `terrifc` player and he respects the latter’s decisions immensely. “I respect him immensely. He is a terrific player and captain of India. You have to respect the captain of India. I respect him and it is going to be in consultation with him. I had informed my opinion to the committee on Monday,” he said.

Earlier, Ganguly had said that he, along with Sachin Tendulkar and V V S Laxman, would speak with Kohli, who is presently in the United States, to explain about how each coach functions differently.

In total, five candidates were interviewed for the post of India’s head coach. Virendra Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody were scrutinised by the CAC.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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