Mahela not one of six candidates shortlisted for position of India head coach

The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will interview six shortlisted candidates – Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri – for India’s head coach’s job at the BCCI headquarters on Friday.


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  1. It’s quite interesting to note that Mahela (who was supposed to be applying) is not among the short listed six coaches. This means he will be available for accepting the head coach position with SL as invited by SL sports minister.

    I personally think Mahela should be appointed for a more responsible position rather than a head coach. There are many Internationally recognized, capable and more experienced head coaches available these days. Mahela’s experience and reputation have to be utilized in a more responsible position to improve the overall standard of cricket in SL as well as to manage the SLCB in a more professional way.

    What we require mostly at this moment is to appoint a Cricket Director as done in every other major test playing countries like Australia, England, NZ, SA, India & WI. The Cricket Director has to be an ex cricketer who has represented the country at the highest level & having a world wide recognition like Mahela, Sanga & Aravinda to name a few.

    So I hope our minister will consider appointing Mahela for this position and also I hope that there are provisions in the new constitution for such appointment. If there are no provisions in the proposed constitution its worth doing the necessary amendments.

  2. My call is the same call I made on Hathu – don’t come anywhere near SLC as long the Minister and his looters are around. They should only accept the position IF and ONLY the politicians are taken out of the game and the constitution is changed to take out the 147 vote nonsense.

    If Mahela comes not the same fate as Hathu awaits him. We knew this would happen to Hathu and said so on this forum so lets not make the same mistake again. Mahela is a trump card that should not be played unless its worthwhile.

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