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Sourav Ganguly named as Team India’s assistant coach; first step before taking over from Duncan Fletcher

Sourav Ganguly named as Team India’s assistant coach; first step before taking over from Duncan Fletcher

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Mumbai: Apr 1, 2013

In a move that reflects the thinking of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly was today named Assistant Coach of the Indian cricket team.

In a media release, the BCCI said that Ganguly laid three conditions if he had to take up the BCCI offer:

1. He would take over from Duncan Fletcher as the team coach once the latter’s extension period of one year.

2. That he will not be removed before the next World Cup.

3. He should have a vote in the selection of the team.

“The BCCI agreed to the first two, but the third would need changes in the laws governing the board and thus the board asked Sourav for time,” the release said. But according to information available, all the hurdles will be cleared to ensure smooth transition from Fletcher to Ganguly.

The thinking of the BCCI is that it was Ganguly who changed Indian cricket history leading the team in a fashion no other captain before him had and gave India new respectability in world cricket.  The board feels that MS Dhoni has a young team and having somebody of Ganguly’s stature would mean the youngsters would look up to him with respect. And Ganguly being a no-no-nonsense man can help India to the top the way he did as a captain.

NB: While there is a very good chance that Sourav Ganguly would one day become Team India’s coach, the above story is an April 1 prank!

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