No decision on Sourav's appointment yet: BCCI secretary Thakur

While rumours abound that the former India captain is being considered for a coaching role with the Indian cricket team, the BCCI is yet to decide on the matter.
Updated on May 28, 2015 12:12 PM IST
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PTI | By, Kolkata

Amidst heavy speculation that Sourav Ganguly is being considered for a coaching role with the Indian cricket team, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today said the Board is yet to take a decision on the matter.

It has been speculated that Ganguly could either become chairman of the advisory panel, High Performance Manager, Team Director, or the chief coach of the national cricket team.

"Sourav's contribution to Indian cricket has been great. He's been a great cricketer. It will be worth waiting and whatever will be decided will be in the interest of Indian cricket. There's a lot of speculation in the media regarding Sourav and the role of the coach. Give us some time to decide on that," Thakur told reporters after the IPL Governing Council meeting here.

Thakur, who is expected to meet president Jagmohan Dalmiya at his residence later in the afternoon said that an announcement on support staff is on the cards. "We've already picked the team for Bangladesh and as far as the coach and support staff is concerned we would announce soon"Today I'm here and will meet the president so we will make the announcement soon. We will take certain decisions as far as the series in Bangladesh is concerned after meeting Dalmiya in the afternoon. The moment we decide we'll make a formal announcement," Thakur said.

On the resumption of India-Pakistan series, Thakur said things were yet to be sorted out and the tour would be on only after a mutual agreement. "The PCB chief has met Mr Dalmiya and met me also. He has raised certain issues. There're many things that need to be looked into. Once we have agreement on certain issues, we'll make a formal announcement and if need be the tour will take place."

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