One of the greatest players to have ever played the game, former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly gave his fans some great news in a recent interview.
As a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), the cricket Association of Bengal President has been given the responsibility to appoint the next coach of the Indian national team.
The Advisory committee also includes the other Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman and the trio is set to interview up to 21- potential candidates out of which one will be chosen to lead the Indian team for the next few years.
Speaking to the media at the launch of his book ‘A Century is not Enough’, Ganguly said that he is looking forward to sitting on the other side of the interview and that he will surely in the future compete for the coaching job for the Men in Blue.
“I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully, someday will sit for it,” the Indian legend said.
He went on to explain that his life has turned many a corner and felt that he is now given a chance to make amends of the controversy he and the then Indian coach Greg Chappel had in 2006.
“It’s amazing how life is. Twenty years back I first played for the country. Now I have the opportunity to select a coach. I messed it up in 2005-06 and I have been given the opportunity again,” he added.
The 43-year old also said that he was plotting to compete for the job a couple of years ago but hoped that the support he will get from Tendulkar, Laxman and the other BCCI personnel will help him select the right personnel for the biggest sporting job in India.
“Honestly two and a half years ago, I was thinking of being here myself, and now I am selecting one.”
“This time, I have support from Sachin, Laxman and the BCCI secretary, so hopefully we will be selecting the right person,” the former southpaw added.
The results of the interview conducted by the Advisory Committee will be transferred to Anurag Thakur the president of the BCCI who will in turn select the coach for the national team.
The interview is set to take place on Thursday while a final official decision is expected to be released as early as Friday this week.
So who do you think the Advisory Committee should select as a coach of the Indian national team?