Jason Gillespie 'seriously considered' India head coach gig

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"The Cricket Advisory Committee's decision to appoint Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant (overseas) stands and a call on that will be taken after the new four-member panel of the BCCI meets and decides on matters of appointment and the financial details", a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by CricketNext on Sunday.

After endless controversies, former India cricketer, Ravi Shastri, was chosen as India's head coach till 2019 World Cup. It's really a comfort level that you need to have.

After the much-anticipated announcement of Ravi Shastri's appointment as head coach of Team India, a fresh speculation mushroomed up as to who would be his support staff members. "All you can do as a coach is present your case on how you think you can make a difference and help the team perform better", he said. At the end of the day, if I'm the coach, I would want people who I'm comfortable with.

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.

Robin Singh has been involved in the coaching setup of the Mumbai Indians.

Kumble had informed that skipper Virat Kohli had reservations about his work "style" and his extension as the head coach, which prompted him to resign.

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Other than the coach and players' disputes, there are some other issues that are tackled now.

Gillespie, who has been named the interim coach of Papua New Guinea (PNG), further said that it would have been a wonderful job for him to serve as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.

The various stakeholders involved look do not look to be communicating effectively with each other, as was obvious when the CAC wrote a letter to the CoA expressing its disappointment at the manner in which it was being targetted by the media only for what it believed was the job assigned to it.

The CAC equally assessed all the candidates, but the reason Shastri won the race was his understanding of the work ethic put in place by the existing support staff members who have worked with the team for close to three years, according to the report.

Why were Dravid and Khan appointed if Shastri wasn't comfortable with them if at all the "process" of taking the coach into confidence isn't as farcical as the entire coach-selection saga has appeared to be?