Virat Kohli will not decide India's head coach: BCCI

Virat Kohli will not decide Indias head coach: BCCI
Sourav Ganguly will speak to Virat Kohli before announcing the new India coach.

The BCCI, of late, has received a lot of flak due to the perception that skipper Kohli



By PTI

Published: Tue 11 Jul 2017, 12:26 PM

Last updated: Tue 11 Jul 2017, 11:19 PM

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will certainly speak to Virat Kohli before announcing the new chief coach but they will only explain the rationale behind their decision and not seek his opinion on the matter.

"Let's get one thing straight. The final decision maker is the CAC and not Virat Kohli. When Sourav said that he will speak to Virat, he meant that once he is back from a break, he will be told what CAC feels about each candidate that they interviewed and why they are choosing a particular candidate," a senior BCCI official, privy to the development said.
"Virat's opinion will not be sought. But as a captain, he needs to know the rationale behind the appointment. So he will be kept in the loop," the official said.
The BCCI, of late, has received a lot of flak due to the perception that skipper Kohli is becoming too powerful where he will have a final say even regarding the choice of a coach. Captains over the years have had a say in coach selection but it has always been the Board which takes the final call in the matter. While the BCCI wants to ensure that India's 2019 World Cup preparation is not derailed, they would also not want to give absolute powers in the hands of the captain.
 


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