R Ashwin’s Childhood Coach In Fray To Become Next Team Manager
Sunil Subramaniam, the former Tamil Nadu cricketer and the former childhood coach of Ravichandran Ashwin is in the fray to become the new team manager of the Indian cricket team.
The left-arm spinner appeared for the interview in front of BCCI on July 25 along with the five other candidates namely Prakash Bhatt, Milind Pradhan, Arman Malik, Rakesh Parikh and Shankar Saini.
Subramaniam is a veteran of 74 first-class and 28 List A matches. He has 285 scalps in five days cricket, whereas, the number counts to 33 in the One-day format.
Earlier, the board used to appoint the team manager on tour to tour basis with every state association getting a chance each to send its man but from now, the team managers will be given a contract for a certain period so as he can give a true report, which wasn’t the case in case of absence of a proper contract.
This matter was highlighted when during the long home season, the news came that Kapil Malhotra, the team manager of Indian cricket team neither convened the meeting nor did he organised any meeting ahead of any game. The same was heard during the Champions Trophy when there was an impasse between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble.
BCCI asked for a report from the team manager and Malhotra, in his report, gave a clean chit to Kohli and also mentioned that he performed all his duties. He travelled with the team to West Indies as COA disapproved the appointment of a new man for the tour and immediately asked BCCI to get a man on a permanent basis.
The Indian cricket team will soon gets its new team manager but is still unclear whether the new team manager will join the team in Sri Lanka mid-way the tour or on their next international assignment.
Meanwhile, Subramaniam is one of the strongest contenders in the list due to his credentials. He will be a strong competition from Parikh, who has served as a member of the selection panel of Indian junior team.
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