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Appointment of New Team India Head Coach To Be Delayed, Gautam Gambhir Possible Reason

There has been no official announcement from Team India as it points to the fact that negotiations are still on multiple fronts for it.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 29, 2024 17:21 IST
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A report in Cricbuzz gave details of what might be happening in the background. It claimed that a “very high-profile owner of an IPL franchise, who is very close to the BCCI top brass” told the publication that Gautam Gambhir’s appointment as Indian cricket team coach is a “done deal and the announcement will come soon”.

Delay In Team India Head Coach Announcement

“The deadline is fine, but the BCCI brass wouldn’t mind taking some more time before reaching a decision. Right now, the team will be busy with World T20 for the better part of the month of June. After that seniors will be rested from tours of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe where any of the NCA-based senior coaches can accompany the team. So what’s the hurry,” a BCCI source told PTI.

It also said that a “high profile commentator” told them that serious efforts are being made to rope in the KKR mentor. However, the report also added that since there has been no official announcement, it points to the fact that negotiations are still on multiple fronts — “between the two parties and, perhaps, with some others too.”

The report further listed out the challenges that Gambhir might be facing before agreeing to the role. The report said that Gambhir, who is a very successful mentor/coach in the IPL and a TV expert, will not be able to dabble in other role if he takes over as the Indian cricket team coach. It added that since the Indian cricket team coach’s job is a hectic one, which requires living out of the box for close to 10 months a year, it might be a factor for Gambhir. The former Indian cricket team star has a young family.

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First published on: May 29, 2024 05:21 PM IST

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