New Delhi : The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur left for Sri Lanka where he will be meeting Indian team Director Ravi Shastri.
It is learnt that BCCI will take a final call on Team India’s chief coach’s post before the start of the South Africa series in October.
The official reason given for Thakur’s visit is felicitating the retiring Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on behalf of BCCI and the Indian cricket team but one of the main agenda will be to have a discussion with Shastri. “The BCCI secretary will be in Sri Lanka for the first two days of the second Test match. He has other political as well as BCCI commitments and will have to be back by August 22nd,” a top BCCI official said. “He will be interacting with the Indian cricketers and is likely to have a meeting with Team Director. Obviously the talks will veer around Indian team’s performance and the areas of improvement,” the offical said.
There is every possibility that Shastri’s tenure and his future with the Indian team might just come up for discussion. However, it is quite clear that Indian cricket team is likely to have a chief coach in near future as the high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will have its meeting scheduled in September.
“The date is yet to be finalised but there is a CAC meeting in September where we will get a clearer picture about the appointment of the chief coach,” the BCCI official said.
It was learnt that Thakur had a separate meeting with former India captain Sourav Ganguly on the sidelines of the IPL Working Group Meeting. Both Thakur and Ganguly are part of the IPL Working Group, which concluded its discussions in Delhi.