Former India World cup winning captain Kapil Dev, when asked about the “war of India new coach” going on in the BCCI, said that “the present team is of very high talented players and they don’t need a coach, what they need is a talented manager to manage them and to assist them”.
kapil Dev, opined that the team should not be over balanced with a celebrity coach. According to him, any good coach can train the talented India team. “What they should have is a supportive back ground staff” Kapil said.
Indian Board is busy, in discussions over the appointment of a new Coach for the Indian Cricket team. According to the reports, Indian management is favoring for the appointment of Ganguly or Shastri, the former cricketers as the new Indian team coach, the NDTV reports.
However, it is said that Ganguly needs a four year contract and Shastri could not accept anything less than 18 months. BCCI could not accept the demand and is there fore is in a hunt for a foreign coach. As per the reports, BCCI has approached the former Indian coach Gary Kirsten, who has coached the Indian India in the 2011 world cup. He also has a good relationship with the now captains Virat and Dhoni. Tom Moodi, is the other choice before the BCCI. Moodi was the coach for the recently concluded IPL’s Sunrisers hyderabad franchisee.
According to Kapil Dev, the team should not be diluted with high profile former players. He suggested instead the former players should be involved in the all round development of the team.