Sourav Ganguly Does Not Rule Out Coaching Indian Team Someday

Ganguly is currently working with VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar to pick the next India coach.

Updated21 Jun 2016, 12:41 PM IST
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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly did not rule out the idea of coaching the national cricket team, saying that he would want to appear for an interview in future.

Ganguly is member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) along with V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, assigned to pick the next India head coach.

The trio interviewed the 21 candidates, who have applied to be the head coach of the national team on Tuesday in Kolkata.

I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully someday will sit for it.
Sourav Ganguly

Speaking about selecting the India coach, the 43-year-old said, “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 (indirectly pointing to the appointment of Greg Chappell when he was captaining India) and I have been given the opportunity again.”

“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.

After the interviews, the panel will recommend the names to BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who is currently in Dharamsala for the board’s first ever four-day annual conclave from Tuesday.

The board’s working committee, which will meet on the final day of the conclave is likely to put the rubber stamp on the new head coach, a post which has been lying vacant since Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher’s contract ended in March 2015.

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Published: 21 Jun 2016, 09:53 AM IST

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