Jason Gillespie: I may apply for India coach job in the future

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

Also, as media keeping a close eye on BCCI proceedings, it was notified that the four-member panel comprising BCCI acting president CK Khanna, CEO Rahul Johri, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will take a call on Ravi Shastri's salary on July 19.

Ravi Shastri was appointed earlier this week by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the successor to Anil Kumble, who stepped down due to his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli becoming "untenable". It's really a comfort level that you need to have. "You have to work with people with whom you have an understanding and who you think can execute". At the end of the day, if I'm the coach, I would want people who I'm comfortable with.

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Former Australian seamer Jason Gillespie on Sunday said he might apply for the position of Team India head coach in couple of years.

However, now it is clear that the whole point of confirming Dravid and Zaheer Khan will be done only after the meeting with CAC, clarified CoA. Zaheer not being ready to commit 250 days per season - as required for a full-time coach - may have also gone against him.

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On being asked whether the head coach and the consultants were selected in a proper manner, Singh declined to make a comment.

The appointment of Shastri as the head coach was also mired in controversies when reports emerged that Shastri was the first-pick choice of Sachin Tendulkar, a CAC member, while Sourav Ganguly, the other member of the committee, wasn't in agreement with the choice.

Gillespie said he was not able to decide this time whether to apply for the post or not.

Perhaps, the fact that Shastri had an inclusive approach considering the captain and the support staff, is what made him CAC's favourite. Notably, the CoA had questioned the BCCI over "Conflict of Interest" issue after it found that many of national team's support staff were still contracted to T20 leagues. In selected as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team, he will have to relinquish his positions both in the TNPL and IPL, as the new BCCI rules have been created to crack down on conflicts of interest.

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