Kapil Dev-led CAC to select next India coach: Report
Kapil Dev (IANS Photo)

The uncertainty over the composition of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) seems to have been lifted after Committee of Administrators (CoA) reportedly informed Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy about its decision to which the trio has agreed.

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Earlier, the Supreme Court-appointed CoA had disbanded CAC whose original members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were found to be in conflict of interest. Tendulkar and Ganguly had already quit their posts after the issue was raised by BCCI ethics officer DK Jain.

Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy had last year conducted interviews for the India women’s head coach through an ad-hoc CAC.

However, their appointment could also raise controversy as they also fall under the guidelines strict dictating conflict of interest issues.

“Kapil Dev and Shanta Rangaswami are directors in players association. If they stand for elections and are elected to Apex council than what happens?” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by India Today.

The incumbent coaching staff led by Ravi Shastri is also reportedly to be retained. “It is very unlikely that he will not be retained. This coaching unit has done well and there has to be continuity. Even the team wants the same,” The Times of India quoted sources as saying.

The BCCI on Tuesday invited applications for the post of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physio, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager for the Indian team.

The current coaching staff’s tenure ended with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but was handed a 45-day extension and Shastri will be considered a direct entry.