Gautam Gambhir's appointment as India head coach a 'done deal', announcement soon, says report | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: With Horsemen Knights of Calcutta landing their third initial loading title under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhirthe appointment of the former Indian skipper as India's next head coach has gained momentum.
The deadline to apply for the post of head coach of the Indian men's cricket team expired on Monday and Gambhir's name for the top job is floating around cricket circles, especially after his incredible success during the Recently concluded IPL.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah meet Gambhir after KKRSunday's title triumph also gave more air to murmurs of Gambhir's appointment.
A recent article by Cricbuzz indicates that Gambhir's appointment is almost certain and negotiations are underway on several fronts.
“A high-profile owner of an IPL franchise, who is very close to the BCCI top brass, said Gambhir's appointment is a done deal and the announcement will come soon. A top commentator, who is very aware of events unfolding in The BCCI said efforts were being made to secure Gambhir. The fact that an announcement has not yet been made suggests that negotiations are underway on several fronts – between the two sides. and, perhaps, with others as well,” the report said.
Jay Shah also recently dismissed allegations that the BCCI had approached a former Australian cricketer to become India's next head coach and hinted that Rahul Dravid's successor could be an Indian by saying he should have a “deep understanding” of the structure of the game in the country.
While Dravid reportedly told the board that he was not interested in a third term, former Australian players like Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer claimed to have turned down offers for the top job.
“Neither I nor the BCCI have contacted any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer. The reports circulating in some media are completely incorrect,” Jay Shah said in a statement.
“The buzzword within the coaching selection circle is 'desh ke liye karna hai'. Both BCCI and Gambhir share the belief that 'we have to do it for the country'. And the conversation between Jay Shah and Gambhir seems be centered on this idea,” says the Cricbuzz report.



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