New Indian Cricket Coach

June 12, 2007 at 11:35 am 6 comments

On 13th June, BCCI spokesperson announced that Rohan Gavaskar has been appointed as the Coach of the Indian Cricket team for a period of 47 years with an option for extension for a further period of 23 years. This was a breaking news in NDTV based on an exclusive interview to NDTV along with 20 other reporters from other channels.

This was announced after the BCCI working committee meeting on Tuesday 12th June. It is also to be noted that Marsheneil Gavaskar took over as the Chairman of BCCI, though she was not too inclined to that post. She said the other posts will be filled soon. She also mentioned that to make the game of cricket truly international she would get test and one day playing status for Tunisia, Lebanon and Monaco.

N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah were not available for comment.

Dilip Vengsakar was thrown off as the Chief of selectors for doing a bad job in selecting a young team to Bangladesh. He was replaced by Swati Mankar as the Chief of selection committee of the Indian team. On a brief interview with the NDTV, she said she was new to cricket and except that her husband and her father in law used to play cricket, she doesn’t know about this game much. She said her immediate priority was to learn the nuances of Cricket team selection. She sounded very optimistic.

Sachin Tendulkar was pleased with these appointments. He said as a senior player of the team he was happy that things have settled down and now they can focus on playing Cricket. He mentioned that he was given exclusive rights to talk to the media though other players did not enjoy this privilege. He also welcomed the move to get test and one day playing status for Tunisia, Lebanon and Monaco. When asked further, he said that, how long can we keep playing countries like Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka. Don’t these new countries need to get to the game too. He said that he will be able to score many more centuries against these teams and his position will be cemented in the team till his retirement. He is discussing with BCCI Chairman for the players retirement age to be made as 58.

Sachin’s Manager mentioned that all sponsors can approach him for sponsorships, now that he will continue to play for India for several more decades.

When Gavasakar was asked if he was running Indian Cricket, he smiled and said” Do I hold any posts in BCCI or any Cricket related body? I am only a coloumnist”. Yes. He indeed is.

 Humoursly Yours... :)
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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. chengizkhan  |  June 12, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    ‘Nothing is a disaster’ said Greg Chappell once when India was struggling to get past a score of 150 in ODIs. What if Ford rejected India’s offer. BCCI has enough money to get Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls Royce!

  • 2. Sivakumar Jayaraman  |  June 12, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Definitely Sai… but only issue is Gavaskar is recommending three names… ambasaddor, Maruti 800 or a Tata Indica… he doesnt prefer phoren brands.. 🙂

  • 3. ashwinc  |  June 14, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    You missed out the appointment of Mandira Bedi as the new fielding coach for the Indian team. This comes after a poor show by Robin Singh as the current coach 🙂

  • 4. Sivakumar Jayaraman  |  June 14, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    hmmm.. interesting choice… 🙂 is she related to Gavaskar?;)

  • 5. Gaurav  |  September 17, 2007 at 7:13 am

    in bad taste!

  • 6. Jayasuriya loses opening spot - CLICK FOR MORE DETAIL  |  October 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    A dejected Sanath Jayasuriya heads back to the pavilion, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st match, Compaq Cup, Colombo, September 8, 2009
    Sanath Jayasuriya’s recent batting form has the Sri Lankan selectors concerned © AFP
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    Sanath Jayasuriya’s cricketing future has been put in the balance with Sri Lanka’s selectors saying today that his days as an opener are effectively over and that following the upcoming tour of India he will be picked on performance alone. Jayasuriya, 40, has been picked in the one-day squad as an allrounder who can bat down the order and bowl left-arm spin.

    “What we expect from Sanath is that he should win one in three games for Sri Lanka, which he was doing in the past,” Ashantha de Mel, Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors, said in Colombo. “But now that has reduced and we are a little concerned about it. In the Champions Trophy in South Africa his performance was below par .That’s the reason why we have gone in with the option of playing him as an allrounder.”

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