India former captain Sourav Ganguly, said that he would not mess up like he did when he recommended Greg Chappell as coach, and would hopefully select the right person this time. Sourav Ganguly is part of the Cricket Advisory Committee which also included Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman that has been assigned with the job of examine and interviewing candidates who have applied for the post of Indian coach. The committee’s recommendations will be placed before the working committee of the BCCI.
Sourav Ganguly has recommended Greg Chappell’s name for the post of Indian coach in 2005.
Sourav Ganguly said, “I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully someday will sit for it.”
“I messed up once while selecting the coach in 2005. I have been given another chance. Hope I don’t mess it up again.”
Sourav Ganguly and Chappell shared a unstable relationship during the Australian’s tenure, with the period between 2005 and 2007 one of upheaval for the Indian cricket team. Their relationship deteriorated to such an extent that Sourav Ganguly was removed as captain of the national team.
Post the interviews, the panel will recommend the names to BCCI President Anurag Thakur. It is likely the BCCI will name the coach on June 24th at the Working Committee meeting in Dharamsala.