BCCI has not approached any former Australian for India teaching job says Jay Shah

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Friday rejected claims that the board has approached any former Australian cricketers to be India’s subsequent head coach. He hinted that Rahul Dravid’s successor may very well be an Indian by saying that he ought to have a “deep understanding” of the sport’s construction within the nation.

“Neither I nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a training supply,” Shah mentioned in an announcement. “The reviews circulating in sure media sections are fully incorrect.”

Each Ponting and Langer are concerned within the IPL as the pinnacle coaches of Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Tremendous Giants respectively. Gautam Gambhir, who’s at the moment mentoring Kolkata Knight Riders, has been sounded out by the BCCI for the job, whereas Chennai Tremendous Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has additionally been linked to it.

“Discovering the correct coach for our nationwide crew is a meticulous and thorough course of,” Shah mentioned. “We’re targeted on figuring out people who possess a deep understanding of the Indian cricket construction and have risen by way of the ranks.”

The BCCI secretary additionally mentioned that having in-depth information of Indian home cricket might be one of many necessary standards for appointing the subsequent coach. He mentioned the understanding can be essential to “actually elevate Group India to the subsequent degree.”

Ponting had mentioned on Thursday that he was approached to take over the function however mentioned he declined because it didn’t match together with his “way of life” proper now.

“I’ve seen a variety of reviews about it,” Ponting informed the ICC Assessment. “Usually this stuff pop up on social media earlier than you even find out about them, however there have been a number of little one-on-one conversations in the course of the IPL, simply to get a degree of curiosity from me as as to if I’d do it.”

“I would like to be a senior coach of a nationwide crew, however with the opposite issues that I’ve in my life and desirous to have a little bit of time at residence…everybody is aware of in the event you take a job working with the Indian crew you possibly can’t be concerned in an IPL crew, so it could take that out of it as effectively.”

Taking on the job of teaching India additionally implies spending 10-11 months away from residence however Ponting mentioned his household appeared prepared for it.

“…I had a whisper to my son about it, and I mentioned, ‘Dad’s been supplied the Indian teaching job’ and he mentioned, ‘Simply take it, dad, we’d love to maneuver over there for the subsequent couple of years'”, Ponting mentioned. “That is how a lot they love being over there and the tradition of cricket in India, however proper now it in all probability would not precisely match into my way of life.”

In the meantime, Langer, who had remained noncommittal about making use of for India teaching function after IPL conflict between LSG and Mumbai Indians, mentioned he would “by no means say by no means” however on the identical time revealed receiving essential recommendation from LSG captain KL Rahul.

“It could be a tremendous job. I additionally know that it is an all-encompassing function, and having achieved it for 4 years with the Australian crew, actually, it is exhausting,” Langer mentioned on BBC’s Stumped Podcast. “And that is the Australian job. You by no means say by no means. And the strain of doing it in India… I used to be speaking to KL Rahul and he mentioned, ‘You recognize, in the event you suppose there’s strain and politics in an IPL crew, multiply that by a thousand, (that’s) teaching India. That was a great bit of recommendation, I suppose.

“It could be an superior job, however not for me in the intervening time.”

Shah described the place of India’s head coach because the “most prestigious job” in worldwide cricket and mentioned it calls for excessive degree of professionalism.

“After we speak about worldwide cricket, no function is extra prestigious than that of the pinnacle coach of the Indian cricket crew,” he mentioned. “Group India instructions the most important fan base globally, having fun with help that’s actually unrivalled. Our wealthy historical past, ardour for the sport make this one of the profitable jobs on the planet.

“The function calls for a excessive degree of professionalism as one will get to nurture a number of the finest cricketers on the planet and an meeting line of gifted cricketers to comply with. Catering to the aspirations of a billion followers is a big honour and the BCCI will choose the correct candidate, able to propelling Indian cricket ahead.”

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