New Delhi: In a latest development regarding the appointment of the Indian cricket coach, a report claims that the other members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) were aware that former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly will miss Ravi Shastri's interview.
According to a report published in ESPN cricinfo, Ganguly was briefed on Shastri's presentation by the other members of the panel - Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and coordinator Sanjay Jagdale - when he rejoined them after attending a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) meeting.
"He [Ganguly] had told the committee that he had some commitment, and after sometime, he came back," an official told ESPNcricinfo. "In any case, he was kept in the loop and the panel told what Shastri said during his presentation. Importantly, all other members of the committee were present when Shastri was interviewed."
Despite being one of the top contenders for the job, Shastri lost to Anil Kumble, who is said to have 'bowled over' the holy trinity with his well-researched detailed presentation.
It was Shastri who informed the media about Ganguly's absence during his interview.
"If he was present, he would have asked some questions. I wish he was there," Shastri told Mumbai Mirror.
When asked about Shastri's revelation, Ganguly told The Indian Express, "The interview is absolutely confidential. I don't want to talk about Shastri's comment. You should also ask the other members of the advisory committee."