India skipper Virat Kohli will reportedly have the final say in the selection of the head coach. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), on Monday (July 10), deferred the decision of naming the new coach to an unconfirmed date in order to take Kohli’s inputs before announcing Anil Kumble’s replacement.

Five candidates- Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Ravi Shastri were interviewed by the CAC comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman on Monday. And while speculations were rife that the new coach would be revealed after the conclusion of the interview at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, the three-member panel decided to take some more time before appointing the new man.

“The announcement has been put on hold. We will speak to Virat Kohli first, there is no hurry. Let him come back from America,” said Ganguly after the interview ended. “Virat has not given any inputs. The CAC will go out of the picture once Virat is spoken to. The Sri Lanka tour is not the objective, long-term objectives are kept in mind. The process is concluded, nobody else will be in the reckoning.”

Earlier reports had suggested that Kohli would not play any role in the coach selection especially after what happened with Kumble but news outlet ABP has reported that the CAC is keen to take the skipper’s inputs before revealing the name. In fact, the new coach will be decided by the India skipper. However, it comes with a catch.

Kohli’s affinity Ravi Shastri is well known among the cricketing circles but the former team director is out of the picture. Shastri has been tipped by many to take charge of the team but reports are suggesting that the former India cricketer has been eliminated from the race.

According to ABP, BCCI sources have revealed that Kohli will be asked to choose one between Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody.

    An avid sports lover, i always wanted to pursue a career in football. But just like the millions out there i did not put in the hard work needed to achieve my dream and now i have become a fan instead of the player. Anyway, writing for sports has kept me closer to this field. One more thing, yours sincerely is a die-hard Liverpool fan. You will never walk alone.

    Related Posts

    2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup: Quarter-Final 2 – Brewster Heroic Leads England Into Semi-Final

    Rhian Brewster’s heroic performance led England to a 4-1 win over the United States and also the U-17 World Cup semi-final berth for the...

    Exciting Spain Face Dark Horses Iran In U-17 World Cup Quarters

    Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) Iran are expected to face an uphill task as they aim to keep their history-making run going against formidable Spain in...

    India Rout Pakistan 4-0 To Enter Asia Cup Hockey Final

    Dhaka, Oct 21 (IANS) India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final...

    Marquez Takes Pole For Australian Moto GP

    Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 21 (IANS) Repsol Honda's Spanish rider Marc Marquez is set to take the pole position in the upcoming MotoGP Australian Motorcycle...

    Lucky To Have Zlatan, Lukaku: Smalling

    Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Manchester United defender Chris Smalling said on Saturday his club is lucky to have the presence of strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and...