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Robin Singh

New Indian men’s cricket head coach Ravi Shastri said that he has picked up his support staff created a stir over the past couple of days. Shastri found a stop supporting in former Indian fielding coach Robin Singh.

Former fielding coach said that if he was the coach, he would select the people with whom “he is comfortable” with.

Karaikudi Kaalai head coach Singh said in an interaction “Let me put it like this… I like to work with people who I know. I don’t like to work with people who I don’t know. It’s really a comfort level that you need to have.”

“You have to work with people with whom you have an understanding and who you think can execute.”

Robin Singh

The 53-year-old former Indian all-rounder said that “You can ask anyone around – whether it’s cricket or a company. The CEO or the management want their own people. I don’t think there is a controversy. Everyone makes it a controversy. At the end of the day, if I’m coach, I would want people who I’m comfortable with. It’s as simple as that.”

Asked whether the BCCI handled the selection of the head coach in a proper manner, Singh said: “I’m in no position to answer that.” Singh doesn’t want to remark on Virat Kohli & Anil Kumble’s showdown. “I never ever comment on what’s done.”

Robin Singh

Talking about IPL franchises are eagerly looking at the players from TNPL. “Everyone is looking at all forms of cricket. TNPL was a stunning example. The standard was pretty good. There were a lot of young guys who looked really confident.”

Singh further added, “From MI, there were about 7-8 guys who were being looked at during IPL last season. I would pass on whomsoever the player they are looking at for our franchise as well as other franchise. At the end of the day, it’s cricket. If a young guy is good and you can afford to give him an opportunity, why not?”

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Ravi Shastri

After taking the position from Anil Kumble as an Indian coach, Ravi Shastri is very clear on one thing that ‘the captain is the boss of the team. He and his backroom staff are only to help the players are in the right frame of mind to perform at their best.

Shastri was a team director just before Kumble was appointed as coach last year, he said disappointed when he was overlooked as head coach in 2016. However, after Kumble’s contract expired in June 2017, BCCI decided not to renew it and sent out an advertisement seeking candidates for the position.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman finding India’s next coach told the BCCI that Kumble remained their first choice. But Kumble stepped down after realising the differences between him and the captain Virat Kohli had become “untenable.”

Ravi Shastri

Talking about earlier selection, recent new Indian coach Shastri said to ‘Times of India’ “I had not really wrapped my head around the gravity of the situation. There was nothing personal. I really hadn’t begun to understand the seriousness of this. But when I sat down and gave it a serious thought, I began to tell myself.”

“Here is a unit that I have been part of and enjoyed a great working relationship with. Having been part of the unit that helped it become No. 1, I thought the onus is on me now to make it work again, in the best interests of everybody involved. That’s when I knew it’s time for me to apply again.”

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Taking about happy to let the captain charge, Shastri said “It’s always the captain’s team and it is the leader who calls the shots. That’s how it has always worked. A coach’s role, effectively speaking, is to stay in the background and let the onus be on the players.”

Ravi Shastri

“The coach and support staff’s role is to get the players in the most brilliant frame of mind to execute things and if done effectively, it brings enjoyment to the player’s game.”

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Shastri said about his relationship with the support staff, “I’m simply going to press the refresh button and begin from where I left. I know what I’m stepping into, players have an idea of what’s coming, so that ticks the first box.”

“Just to give you an idea, I won’t be spending the first six to eight months in the job warming up to the team. That had already been accomplished in my previous stint. This time, it’s going to be about getting on the job from day one.”

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Zaheer Khan

Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Thursday wrote a letter in a plain paper to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai and BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, asking them to clear the air with a view to the appointment of the Indian men’s cricket team head coach and specialists.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s CAC Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman selected Ravi Shastri as the Indian men’s cricket head coach and Zaheer Khan as bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as batting coach.

The claim leveled against CAC is that the committee goes beyond its brief with Zaheer and Dravid as support staff. “There have been suggestions that the CAC has exceeded its ambit in going with Mr. Khan and Mr. Dravid, and that these two legends of Indian cricket have been foisted on the head coach.”

“We also bring to your notice that the mail you had circulated to us saying that we had an absolutely free hand in picking the coach of the Indian cricket team. Also, we did inform you over the phone, along with Rahul Johri (BCCI CEO) and Amitabh Choudhary, of all that transpired immediately after the meeting was over.”

Zaheer Khan

“As we have outlined, that is not the case, and it is imperative that the public is made aware of the reality. We could do it ourselves, of course, but we don’t want to further queer the pitch. So we would respectfully request you to clear the air and set the record straight in this regard,” CAC members wrote this letter.

According to the reports, Shastri wants Bharat Arun as full-time bowling coach. As both of them have been worked together during his director from August 2014 to March 2016 and the new coach wanted a meeting.

Also Read: CoA Tells BCCI To Announce India Head Coach Today

However, on Wednesday Ganguly said to The Indian Express that the CAC had recommended Zaheer and Dravid as bowling and batting consultants in that order after consulting Shastri. “He (Shastri) was consulted by Sachin. That’s why we had asked for time.”

Zaheer Khan

On Thursday, the BCCI release that “The recommendation for Mr. Ravi Shastri was made on the merit of his presentation and the vision that he projected for taking the team to greater heights.”

“After taking the decision on his selection, the CAC consulted him and decided on having Batting and Bowling consultants on the overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team.”

New Indian coach Shastri said in several interviews that he would be happy to have the knowledge of Zaheer and Dravid on foreign tours. CoA member said to The Indian Express that the BCCI acting secretary and CEO to be directed to speaks to the new Indian coach about this matter.

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Virat Kohli

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ready to begin the selection procedure for the next Indian men’s Cricket Head Coach. After legendary leg-spinner’s Anil Kumble stepped down as coach stating that his partnership with Kohli was untenable. Kumble tweeted on his Twitter account that Kohli had reservations with his working style.

The 28-year-old India’s captain Kohli said on Friday at the pre-match conference ahead of the third ODI against West Indies. “From a personal point of view, I can’t pinpoint anything or give any details. We as a team only voice our opinion when asked by the BBCI.”

Kohli added, “This is a process we always go through and something we respect as a team. It’s something that is asked to the team and not in segregation. The same procedure, as and when it takes place, we will give our suggestions to the BCCI.”

Virat Kohli

Kohli said when asked same questions in a different manner, “Suggestions are given to the BCCI. There is no point in saying anything out in the open because that is for us as a team to convey to the BCCI as when we are asked.”

Speaking about the coach selection, Kohli said “Right now, we have series at hand and this is what we are focussed on. The process is taking place and that is something which is in the control of BCCI. We are not focussed on anything else at the moment. Our priority is coming here and winning the series and preparing for the game that lie ahead of us.”

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When asked whether he becomes calmer and capable of handling media as his matured answers suggest, he said “It’s something that you become immune to after a while. It is something that happened quite a bit in the last few years.”

Virat Kohli

“At the end of the day, what matters is you what you do on the field. Whether media covers you or not that doesn’t matter. I think it is a distraction early on in your career but after a while, you don’t get distracted by these things.”

Also Read: CAC Did Not Meet With Anil Kumble

“You know it’s going to be there so you just have to focus on what you need to do rather thinking about there is too much attention on me. It is not in my control, it is not something that I have asked for, it’s something that’s happening, so I have to sort of take in my stride and focus on my skills.”

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Ravi Shastri

On Tuesday, former Indian team director Ravi Shastri takes a decision to apply for the post of Indian men’s cricket head coach. Since he became the director of the team between 2014 and 2016 during which he led India to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2015.

Last year he had applied for the post but Anil Kumble was chosen over him. After Kumble resigned as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took a decision that not to extend his one-year contract and invited fresh applications for the post.

Legendary right-arm leg-spinner Kumble’s agreement has expired after the ICC Champions Trophy and also he was not ready to extend his job for one year.

After resigning as the head coach, former Indian captain said in a statement on his Twitter account that “the captain had reservations with my ‘style’… In light of these ‘reservations’. I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.”

Ravi Shastri

The situation had snowballed just previous to the ICC Champions Trophy with the BCCI questioning a press release, asking for applications for the post of Indian men’s cricket head coach.

Former team director was not the applicant among the people who had applied for the job of Head Coach when BCCI has subjected the first release. The list of the people who applied for the post included Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput.

Also Read: CAC Did Not Meet With Anil Kumble

During Shastri leading as Team Director, Indian has won the Test series against Sri Lanka and also outplayed South Africa at 3-0 in a four-Test home series before starting the Asia Cup.

After that, Shastri greatly wanted to continue his association with the Indian team, but the BCCI (CAC) Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman selected Kumble as the Indian team Head Coach ahead of Shastri.

Ravi Shastri

But now, it might be very interesting to know whether Shastri appears for an interview with CAC or directly chosen for the top job. As Shastri and Ganguly don’t get along is no secret in India’s cricketing circles.

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It was all out in the open soon after the BCCI appointed Kumble as coach of the Indian cricket team in 2016 after discussing with the Cricket Advisory Committee, of which Ganguly is a part. Shastri and Ganguly then went on to trade several blows in full public view, accusing each other of lacking professionalism

Talking to Wisden India, Shastri said to MS Dhoni that as ‘dada captain’ and omitted Ganguly’s name from the list of the best Indian skippers.


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