The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have turned down the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) request to pick the support staff for the Indian team due to paucity of time to get the right permission.
The three-member CAC featuring former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy had sent a letter to COA requesting participation in process to select the support coach after picking Ravi Shastri as head coach on Friday (August 16).
“There is just not enough time for COA to take a decision like this. The CAC can only select the head coach according to the new BCCI constitution,” sources close to COA informed CricketNext.
“The COA would have needed special permission from Supreme Court or the Amicus Curiae PS Narasimha to allow CAC to pick the support staff. There’s not enough time for that,” the source added.
The selection of the support staff will be held over four days from Monday (August 19) to Thursday (August 22) in Mumbai by the men’s senior selection committee headed by MSK Prasad.