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Hiring Process For New Head Coach of Virat Kohli-Led Team India May Get Delayed

The new CAC was to be monitored by the COA and then the appointment of the new head coach of the Indian team would have been done.

Published: July 31, 2019 4:00 PM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Aditya Chauhan

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The hiring procedure for the new coach of Indian cricket team may get delayed as the newly formed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has not yet given the undertaking of conflict of interest, a top source within the Committee of Administrators has said. “As of now, newly formed CAC has not given any undertaking of conflict of interest. So the hiring process of the coach may get delayed. But we are expecting the undertaking soon. All are former cricketers and they are doing something or the other. Some are commentators, coach or running an academy. As of now, there is no alternative. We are expecting the undertaking soon from them,” the source told ANI on Wednesday.

The last date for filing an application for the position of head coach was July 30. The agency had learnt through top sources of the board that Saba Karim, the General Manager of Cricket Operations, was asked by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) to give new names for the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

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The new CAC was to be monitored by the COA and then the appointment of the new head coach of the Indian team would have been done.

“This CAC will have three members and they will also see that there is no conflict of interest. Whether this CAC team can be appointed or not is also a major concern as the CAC can only be formed in Annual General Meeting (AGM), but we will see what will happen,” a senior BCCI official had told ANI.

The earlier CAC comprised of former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman.

Tendulkar and Laxman had resigned from the CAC while there was no information from Sourav Ganguly. So a new committee was to be formed for the appointment of head coach.

On being asked whether there will be any suggestions from the captain on the appointment of head coach, the source had said it’s up to the committee if they want to take suggestions or not.

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