Ravi Shastri was denied of his rights by appointing Dravid and Zaheer, claims the CoA

Sourav Ganguly, who is an integral part of the CAC had his say on the matter in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.

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Rahul Dravid & Zaheer Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The appointment of former Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as Indian coaching staffs was massively encouraged by the fans as well as the whole cricketing world. While Dravid was brought in as a batting consultant for the Indian team, Zaheer Khan picked up the role of the bowling coach. But according to latest reports, the highly applauded move is turning out to be a source of several questions in the media.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court greeted the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC) decision of handing over the responsibilities to Ravi Shastri. Having said that the CoA is holding the CAC responsible for exceeding their brief.


According to the CoA, Ravi Shastri should have been given the right to select his own support stuff which was not the case. A member of the CoA said the decision to rope in Zaheer and Dravid for the senior team will be analysed by the committee meet in Mumbai on Saturday comprising of Chairman Vinod Rai, Vikram Limaye, and Diana Eduljee.

Sourav Ganguly’s take:

Sourav Ganguly, who is an integral part of the CAC had his say on the matter in an interview with Mumbai Mirror. The former skipper said the Shastri is absolutely okay with the decision of appointing Dravid and Zaheer. He also confirmed the fact that the new head coach was informed about the decision beforehand.

“The team required a bowling coach. So we appointed Zak. We felt he is the best candidate for the job. We needed to speak to Virat Kohli and Ravi on that. Once we decided that, we spoke to Ravi and explained to him that this is what we are looking at. We had to see if he is comfortable with that arrangement. I don’t know what people think about all this. At 5′ o clock we have the meeting and at 5.30 we announce? It doesn’t happen like that. We had to cover up all ends. Then we had to see if the decision is right and then make the announcement. These things don’t happen just like that,” said Sourav Ganguly.

Speaking about Shastri’s green signal about the appointments, Ganguly added “Yeah, yeah, everyone is comfortable. That is why we wanted time. We wanted to speak to everyone and have everyone on the same page. That is exactly what I said at the meeting (press conference). The problem is that people keep jumping the gun. “