Published On : Tue, Jul 11th, 2017

Virat will be consulted on new coach, insists Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly
Mumbai: Former captain and CAC member Saurav Ganguly has maintained that skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted over the selection but was not the main person to decide on the issue.

“We respect his (Virat’s) decision. At the end of the day it is his team, he is going to lead the team. He (Virat) will be consulted and no, he will not be the main person and he doesn’t want to be the main person,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event in Mumbai.

Ganguly made his foray in start-ups by investing in Mumbai-based entertainment company Flickstree. “When you speak to Virat Kohli, he is aware. He doesn’t want to be the main person. No, we can get hold of him (talk to him), that’s the way I look at it. There are people who think differently,” the Cricket Association of Bengal president said.

Suspense continued over India’s next coach with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) yesterday deciding to put the appointment on hold while sending a pointed message to skipper Kohli to understand “how coaches operate”.

“Virat will need to understand how coaches operate. At the same time, you have to give credit to Virat that he has stayed out of the coach selection process. We will have a detailed chat with him once he is back from the West Indies,” Ganguly, flanked by committee member VVS Laxman and joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary, told a press conference last evening.

Asked today whether it was a message from the CAC to Virat, Ganguly said, “There is no message. Its just to bring him in confidence. I respect him immensely. He is a terrific player for India and he is the captain of India. You have to respect the captain of India and I respect him.”

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