New Delhi: Current BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday said that the decision on India's new chief coach will be taken soon and the person will be selected ahead of South Africa's tour in September.
South Africa are scheduled to tour India for a long tour that will see the two teams playing four Tests, five ODIs and three T20s.
According to a report in Times of India, Anurag Thakur cited that the members of the advisory committee will present names for the job of the chief coach as BCCI will be waiting for their suggestions.
"The three-member cricket committee, which includes Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, has been entrusted with the job of suggesting names for the post of chief coach. BCCI will wait for their suggestions," Thakur said.
Ravi Shastri will be in charge of the Indian team till the tour of Sri Lanka and the board will decide on a new coach and support staff after that.
"Ravi Shastri has been the given the charge of the team till the Sri Lanka tour and BCCI will probably take a call on the coaching staff before the South Africa series. If the cricket committee suggests the name of a coach, the board will pursue it," he added.
When asked about his views on the upcoming season of IPL 9 and BCCI's plan of how to keep it an eight-team tournament, Thakur said that it's too early to speak anything about it.
"We are working everything out and trying to consider the best possible option for the IPL. Right now, we can't reveal much. As far as BCCI is concerned, there is no apprehension about auctioning two new teams," he said.