CAC defers decision on new coach for India

Klusener has also applied for the post with some experience of coaching provincial sides in domestic leagues in South Africa. "That's the best way forward".

Ravi Shastri has been the director of the Indian Cricket Team earlier and it would not be a surprise if he is selected as the coach as even Virat Kohli shares a good relationship with the former India Captain.

Ganguly, who along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman interviewed five candidates for the high-profile job, said that the panel wanted to talk to Virat Kohli before coming to the final decision. Only Sehwag arrived at the BCCI headquarters to make his presentation in person while the others, including Shastri who is presently in the United Kingdom, participated through Skype. Shastri did not attend the interview in Mumbai, but was available via a video interaction, just like previous year.

"We want to speak to Virat Kohli once he is back from America, all three of us along with the respective people concerned".

Those in the know of things told TOI that Shastri and Moody made the most impressive presentations during their interviews. Phil Simmons was said to be unavailable for an interview and it was not clear if he will be considered before a decision is made.

"The process is concluded".

Ganguly said for the Sri Lankan tour, which will begin on July 26, the BCCI will probably continue with the present set of support staff. Kohli is expected to visit the USA on a short holiday-where he will travel from the Caribbean-before he returns in time to fly with the team to Sri Lanka.

"There is still time for the series against Sri Lanka". "You have to give credit to Kohli that he has completely stayed out of the (coach selection) process", Ganguly said.

"We want to make sure that everybody is in synchronisation". As per sources, the six likely candidates are Shastri, Sehwag, Moody, Simmons, Pybus and Rajput. He gave no inputs, he has not sent any names but we feel as the Advisory Committee that he is the captain which is the most important thing in cricket. He also refused a two-week extension offered to him by the BCCI.

  • Rogelio Becker