The trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will unite to form an advisory board. This advisory board will be advising the Indian cricket team on several matters and its premier ambition will be to ensure that the team excels in every department. From the developments emerging, it is being understood that Ganguly is likely to take over as the High Performance Manager of the Indian team.

The news was confirmed by BCCI’s secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur tweeted that the trio will be at the helm of a committee which will advise the team on significant matters. However, the absence of Rahul Dravid from this committee has raised several eyebrows. Dravid had a fruitful stint with India as the batting mentor during the first two tests against England last year. The batsmen seemed to have benefitted back then under Dravid’s guidance.

The precise roles which will be played by the trio are still relatively unknown though. There will be another round of discussions between Thakur and the trio on Monday.

 

With several former cricketers recommending an Indian coach to the BCCI, the trio will have to take a call on that. Among the three, if anyone is to become the head coach or the director of Indian cricket, it will be Sourav Ganguly for sure. Ganguly, if he accepts the position, would be given a batting coach, bowling coach and a fielding coach to assist.

However, if the BCCI and the committee feel otherwise, then they may opt for a foreign coach as well. The BCCI was rumored to be on the hunt for a well established foreign coach. The board was previously interested in bringing Justin Langer on board, but the Australian said that he had no plans to coach India. The name of Jason Gillispie too has been heard in the cricketing circles and the trio could well interview him if he is interested in the offer.

 All in all, with Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman on board, the future functioning of Indian cricket is certain to be in safe hands. 

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