Daily Archives: 27 October 2007

Indian team coach news update

Cricinfo in this article speculates that today we will hear further news about the appointment of the coach for the Indian team. It is likely that the coach, as expected, will not be appointed for the  home series against Pakistan. I think the BCCI will wait for the Pakistan series to get over and if the performance is reasonable then will announce that the coach will not be appointed for the Australian tour. One possible reason for the delay in this appoinment according to speculative sources on this blog is that the BCCI found it cheaper to pay selectors a match fee and make them ‘professional’ instead of a full time coach. Of course all this will immediately get pushed to the background if India do very badly against Pakistan. That is when the Indian media and TV channels will start highlighting the fact that India does not have a full time coach, and the BCCI may be forced to act. Meanwhile the TV media is happy reporting on Dhoni’s new haircut while the tamizh weekly ‘Ananda Vikatan’ has a cover story on Dhoni’s ‘involvement’ with Deepika Padukone, the daughter of former badminton star Prakash Padukone.

— Sanjay