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BCCI leaves next coach pick to Virat Kohli

Sourav Ganguly of the Cricket Advisory Committee said they had talked to five contenders and made their pick but that an announcement would be made only after talking with captain Virat Kohli about who best he could work with. Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 10, 2017, 01.02 PM (IST)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said Monday that it was delaying -- by a few days -- announcing a new cricket coach. 

And that it would make its announcement after talking with captain Virat Kohli. 

The delay was announced by Sourav Ganguly. 

Ganguly is part of the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee, along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. 

The CAC, which was given the job of picking the next coach, held interviews today with potential coaches. 

Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag are the reported frontrunners for the position. 

In his announcement, Ganguly said they had talked to five contenders and that they had made their pick. 

But that they would make an announcement only after talking with Kohli about who best he could work with. 

In effect then, they have left the choice to Kohli. 

Interestingly, the last coach -- Anil Kumble -- had had to leave because of differences with Kohli. 


 

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