Shantha Rangaswamy on Thursday said the next India head coach will be picked based only on the collective opinion of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of which she is a part.
The other CAC members are Kapil Dev and Anshuman Gaekwad. The same panel had also picked the Indian women’s coach in December, reported The Hindu.
“Virat is the captain and he is entitled to his opinion but it will be the collective opinion of the three of us (CAC) which will determine who the next head coach is,” former India women’s captain Rangaswamy told PTI.
“I read some media reports and I endorse Anshuman’s view on the matter. We need to look at all aspects — his experience, the ability to bring the team together and how a good a strategist one is,” she said.
“The totality of that will be considered and individuals don’t matter, it is the collective opinion which will weigh in determining who the head coach is,” she added.
The application deadline ended on Tuesday and the CAC is expected to conduct interviews of the shortlisted candidates mid-August, The Hindu reported.