Virat Kohli not to have any say in coach’s selection

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli will not have any say in new coach’s selection for the Indian team as per a BCCI official.

According to national daily, The Indian Express, the final decision for choosing the new coach will be taken the steering committee headed by  former Indian captain Kapil Dev and will be approved by Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).  ALSO READ: BCCI officials question CoA’s urgency in appointing next India coach

“Last time, the captain (Kohli) had expressed his difficulty, or the team’s difficulty, with former coach Anil Kumble. In the new selection process, he will have absolutely no say with regards to who becomes the coach. This time, we have Kapil Dev in the coach selection committee, and he will not listen to him (Kohli),” the official told the daily.  ALSO READ: Kohli and Rohit are mature guys, no truth in rift speculation: Gambhir

It has also been reported that the new coach will not have his say in choosing the support staff as well. The onus is on the senior selection committee.  ALSO READ: Kapil Dev-led CAC to select next India coach: Report

“Support staff will be picked by the selection committee. Normally, we allow the head coach to do that (pick the support staff) for team building. This time, if the head coach is selected (before the selection of the support staff), he might join the process,” the official said. ALSO READ: Split captaincy, Kohli-Rohit rift rumours to be discussed during World Cup review meet

The new coach is expected to be picked before the home series against South Africa, starting mid-September.  ALSO READ: Criteria to apply to BCCI for the role of Indian cricket team’s coach, support staff

Ever since India‘s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup, there have been a lot of talks about the areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs. While this has been an area that is also highlighted from the scoring charts of the World Cup, another factor that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also keen to discuss is the idea of split captaincy.