Reports: Sourav Ganguly set to become High Performance Manager of Indian cricket team
According to a NDTV Sports report, Sourav Ganguly has agreed to become the High Performance Manager of the Indian cricket team. This is a result of the BCCI wanting Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Ganguly to play crucial roles in the upcoming era of Indian cricket.
It will be the first time that Indian cricket will see a High Performance Manager for the team. Cricket Australia have been using Pat Howard in a similar role for some time now.
The report also states that the Indian cricket board wants Tendulkar to work with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and Dravid to work with junior cricketers as a Talent Development Manager in his hometown of Bengaluru. While Tendulkar’s role will involve interacting with senior cricketers, Dravid will most likely be the one to identify young talent and groom them for the Indian team.
While Ganguly has agreed for his role, the other two former Indian captains want to know more details about their offered roles before they accept the same. They will probably wait until the end of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before making a final decision.
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur supposedly wants Ravi Shastri to carry on as the Team Director, but the cricketer-cum-commentator faces a lot of opposition within the BCCI. Shastri, though, is expected to travel with the team to Bangladesh next month as a full-time coach may not be announced by then.