CoA: Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, Shantha Rangaswamy to pick India's head coach

During a meeting in New Delhi on Friday, the Committee of Administrators decided to hand the responsibility to the three former cricketers.

The CoA had "explored all options" before handing the responsibility to three former cricketers. Photo: Reuters

Former India captain Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will comprise the three-member committee to pick India’s next head coach, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided on Friday.

For the last few days, there had been speculations on whether Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy — who had also chosen the women’s coach in December last year — will be handed over the responsibility to choose the head coach for the senior men's team. But during a meeting in New Delhi on Friday, the CoA decided to continue with the three former cricketers.

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“They will be part of the committee and it will be their responsibility to continue the process,” one of the CoA members told Sportstar.

Earlier, there were rumours that with Kapil and Rangaswamy heading the players association, some new faces could be given the responsibility to choose the head coach.

'Explored all options'

“There is no problem with that. We have explored all the options and we will go ahead with Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy,” the member said.

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“The dates are not fixed. It has now been extended further by a week or so,” one of the BCCI officials in the know of things, said.

The CoA is still awaiting Supreme Court directions on the conflict of interest case involving the original CAC members Sourav Ganguly and V. V. S. Laxman.