The hunt for India’s new head coach (Men’s team) is already in process. The CAC comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and former women’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy will decide who will be team India’s new head coach. Anshuman Gaekwad has already made it clear that Indian skipper, Virat Kohli’s opinion regarding India’s next head coach won’t matter when the CAC sit down to perform the task at their disposal.
Gaekwad was quoted as saying by IANS, “We have to go with an open mind. There are interviews to be conducted. Lot of people from India and abroad have applied. We have to go there and assess things.
“The captain can say anything. It doesn’t bother us. We are a committee. That’s his opinion and the BCCI takes note of it, not us. It all depends on BCCI. BCCI has to give us guideline and then we will go accordingly. He has already said yesterday (what he wants). When we chose the women’s coach, we did not contact anybody. We did it on our own,” Gaekwad further said.
Before departing for the West Indies tour, Indian captain, Virat Kohli had said that he would be delighted if India’s incumbent coach, Ravi Shastri continues being the coach of the Indian team. Ravi Shastri will also be one of the candidates considered for the job.
“The CAC hasn’t contacted me yet. If they want my opinion, I’ll go and speak to them. With Ravi Bhai, we share a great camaraderie, and will definitely be very happy if he continues. But I haven’t been contacted so far,” Kohli had said in the presser.