India’s coach-search travails continue with the BCCI finally admitting that it was going to advertise for the post! It admitted that it had reached this decision “after its informal attempts ended in failure”! Blind Freddie could have told the Board that that was exactly where its informal and arrogant approach was going to lead it to!
As expected, the coach will not be appointed before the Twenty20 World Cup! The T20 team will be managed by Lalchand Rajput, current India-A coach and ex-Mumbai player. Of course, the coach had to be a Mumbai-player. That was established way back in the selection (non)process. Could the BCCI not find another 70-year-young ex-Mumbai player to manage the team?
Should the search committee not resign for the abject mess that it has landed Indian cricket in?
Where is the accountability in this whole process?
I am reasonably certain that these committee members won’t be able to organise a booze party in a brewery, leave alone organsing the process for selecting a national team coach!