Mumbai: After the getting over of Duncan Fletcher’s term as the Head Coach of India, the BCCI has not yet finalised the name of the new coach for the Men In Blues. According to close sources, the BCCI might give their thumbs up in favour of an Indian coach this time. The meeting is likely to be held on April 26. As of now, the name of Stephen Fleming who is in charge of Chennai Super Kings, along with the technical director of Indian Cricket, Ravis Shastri are doing the rounds. But another name is floating in from nowhere. And it is the name of none other than the Prince Of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly.
His positive mindset and approach had made Indian team into ‘team India’. Sourav would be a good choice, added a BCCI official. “He will be an asset,” said the Board official.The Board is keen to have a coach with ideal “man management skills, strategic thinking, a meticulous approach and a vision to take the game forward.”
“We shall take a decision in the next fortnight,” BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said. “We have not yet put our thoughts to it because we have to weigh all possible candidates. We will have a detailed discussion on the possibility of a coach from abroad. I am not against an Indian taking up the job. There are many factors that will be considered. It will be a collective decision aimed at boosting the interest of Indian cricket,”added Dalmiya.
Now, if Sourav Ganguly’s name is shortlisted as the coach of India, it would be a proper sum up to the saga of foreign coaches. It is Ganguly who brought John Wright, who went into the pages of history as the first foreign coach of India. After that, the reigns of Indian cricket has been in the hands of foreigners only. If Dada sits on the hot chair, the Board will break the jinx and come back to the flavour of Indian coach almost after thirteen years.