No coaching offer to Ponting, Langer says Jay Shah

(Cricket News) The secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jay Shah has denied making any offers for the post of the India’s head coach to former Australian cricketers. There were speculations that the BCCI has approached the likes of Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer including a few others. Ricky Ponting even confirmed that he was approached, but Jay Shah now has shown his denial about the same.

“There were a few little one-on-one conversations during the IPL, just to get a level of interest from me as to whether I would do it,” Ponting told ICC Review. He even went to the extent of saying that his family was trying to persuade him to take up the job.

 “Neither I nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer.” Shah has also indicated that the next India coach, who will succeed incumbent Rahul Dravid, is likely to be an Indian.

“Finding the right coach for our national team is a meticulous and thorough process. We are focused on identifying individuals who possess a deep understanding of the Indian cricket structure and have risen through the ranks. It’s crucial that our coach has an in-depth knowledge of our domestic cricket framework to truly elevate Team India to the next level,” the BCCI secretary said dismissing reports about BCCI offers to former Australia captain and coach.

Many media outlets reported that the former Aussies and a few others like Stephen Fleming and Gautam Gambhir are being approached for the elite role, but their is no such confirmation about any of these reports.

“The role demands a high level of professionalism as one gets to nurture some of the best cricketers in the world and an assembly line of talented cricketers to follow. Catering to the aspirations of a billion fans is a huge honour and the BCCI will pick the right candidate, capable of propelling Indian cricket forward,” the BCCI secretary added.

Application for the role of India’s next head coach is still open. The deadline for the same is on the 28th of May. If not a foreigner then who would be the holder of one of the most prestigious role in cricket, is something that the whole world has an eye on.

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