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Sourav Ganguly on Ravi Shastri: Anybody Can Apply For Team India Coach Job

Cricketnext Staff |June 27, 2017, 9:05 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly on Ravi Shastri: Anybody Can Apply For Team India Coach Job

New Delhi: After the news broke out that former team India director Ravi Shastri has applied for the team India coach job, member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Sourav Ganguly has said that anybody can apply for the role till July 9 — which is the last day of sending in the applications.

"Everybody has got the right to apply. We will find out. I can also apply provided I'm not an administrator," Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.

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Ravi Shastri and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has a major open fight after Shastri's candidature was rejected last time. Shastri had accused Ganguly of not being present when he had given his interview via Skype. Ganguly on the other hand had criticised Shastri for not meeting the CAC in person.

However, Shastri is clearly the front runner now as current India skipper Virat Kohli wants him to take over the reins of the team. But the CAC will surely not be too comfortable with the idea as the trio of Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman had picked Kumble over Shastri a year back.

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"It is no secret that skipper Virat Kohli wants Shastri back at helm and Shastri was spoken to so that he applies for the interview process, but the former team director isn't willing to be in a position where his claim is rejected again. He has made it clear that he will speak to the BCCI or CAC on this matter only if he is given a guarantee that he will be handed the job. There is no question of joining a queue and hoping that he is considered for the post," a BCCI official told CricketNext earlier.

Shastri was the director of the team between 2014 and 2016 during which time he led India to the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2015. Shastri had also applied for the job last year but Anil Kumble, who resigned as India head coach last week, was preferred.

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