Here's why Virender Sehwag lost the job

Ross Houston
July 17, 2017

"I have spoken to a number of people including my good friends Andy Bichel and Brad Hogg". Arun was also the Hyderabad coach last season, and though the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) officials are keen to extend his contract, the 54-year-old may have to let go of that job too, should he bag a BCCI contract. I don't think there is a controversy.

"I think, the new coach or the new support staff, it does not come under my jurisdiction, it is not something I will take a call on", said the Indian off-spinner.

In case you didn't know.

. The Indian team will be leaving for Sri Lanka on Wednesday and BCCI is likely to announce the support staff on Tuesday.

The special committee - comprising acting BCCI president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji - will meet Shastri at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to decide the support staff of the India team.

Former Australian seamer Jason Gillespie on Sunday said he might apply for the position of Team India head coach in couple of years.

Kumble left after falling out with captain Virat Kohli despite enjoying a successful run during his year in charge. Kohli said that the existing support staff shares great bonhomie with the team.

The CoA, at a meeting in New Delhi on July 15, made a decision to hold in abeyance the appointments of Zaheer and Dravid, probably to find out from Shastri the roles that should be given to them over the next two years.

Singh's opinions do make sense, as do Shastri's, but the question to be asked here was why and how were the aforementioned consultants appointed without taking the head coach into confidence?

As per the TOI, this is what Kohli told Sehwag, "Paaji, I have a lot of respect for you for what you can bring to the table but you have to understand that there is a professional set-up in place, therefore this cannot happen".

Why were Dravid and Khan appointed if Shastri wasn't comfortable with them if at all the "process" of taking the coach into confidence isn't as farcical as the entire coach-selection saga has appeared to be?

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