New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is keen to find a new coach for Team India as per a report in the Times of India newspaper.
The Indian board's cricket advisory committee is expected to meet soon with appointment of coach being the main objective.
Earlier, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni had backed the view of team director Ravi Shastri that there was no need to appoint a head coach in a hurry. But the BCCI seems to think otherwise.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, at the time of team announcement for Zimbabwe tour, had informed the media that the three-member cricket advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman would be meeting in the last week of July to take a call on the appointment of a new coach.
"If we find a suitable candidate, the BCCI will share it with cricket advisory committee, " Thakur was quoted as saying by the ToI report.
On the issue of communication gap between him and BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, Thakur stated, "From the very first day, we [Dalmiya and I] have been working very well. We have brought transparency and accountability. After every selection committee meeting, we have been interacting with the media. After every meeting, there has been a co-ordination and a statement is issued."
As per Sourav Ganguly the advisory panel would be meeting on July 29 but the venue and agenda of the meeting was yet to be decided. However, the task of appointing a new coach for the national team could be up for discussion, the report added.