Ganguly Tight-Lipped Over India Coach Role

Ganguly Tight-Lipped Over India Coach Role

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has played down speculation he could become the country’s new head coach. The 47-year-old is the current CAB president and has been linked with the coach’s role of India on several occasions, while he has also publicly suggested in the past he would be open to the idea of taking on the mantle at some point in the future.

He did not go for the job earlier this year when the BCCI said they were welcoming applications to succeed current coach Ravi Shastri, who is to step down imminently after he could only guide India to the semi-finals of the World Cup earlier this summer.

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Ganguly has again been coy when asked about the situation and if he is in the running to succeed Shastri and he insists now is not the time for speculation while he also made it clear he already has a coaching role currently – with the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

“Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach,” he said. “In any case I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well. They went to the semi-finals from being last for last seven years so it’s been good.”

Ganguly played for India at both Test and ODI level between 1992 and 2008 and was Test skipper between 2000-05, overseeing 21 victories in the five-day format from 49 Tests. He retired from international cricket for his country in 2008 but continued to play Twenty20 cricket for four years before retiring from all forms of the game as a player in 2012, aged 43.

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