Newly-appointed Team India head coach Ravi Shastri will meet the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Monday regarding the selection of his support staff.WATCH FULL VIDEOShastri is in London and will meet the CoA right after touching down in Mumbai. He was pitching for Bharat Arun’s return as bowling coach and is expected to get him on board on a full-time basis.The meeting will also be attended by the acting president of the board CK Khanna, secretary Amitabh Choudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and CoA chief Vinod Rai.”We have taken the board on the recommendations of the CAC for Mr. Ravi Shastri as the head coach. And we have decided that for further coaches and others, we must have a discussion with Mr. Ravi Shastri. We have discussed with him, he is away. He comes back tomorrow or day after,” said Rai.”We have set up a committee of Diana Edulji, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, acting president of the board CK Khanna and CEO Rahul Johri as a convener, who will speak to them and Ravi Shastri and make the selection of the other coaches,” he added.For further coaches&others, must hv discussion with Ravi Shastri. Then we set up a committee of Diana,Acting Pres,Secy&CEO as Convener:V Rai pic.twitter.com/edD7AefvdI- ANI (@ANI_news) July 15, 2017Recommendation has been made which COA has to act upon which will be done in consultation with head coach: V Rai on Rahul Dravid&Zaheer Khanadvertisement- ANI (@ANI_news) July 15, 20173 core appointments batting,fielding&bowling decided. Hv to consult them, ensure their willingness&see there’s no conflict of interest:V Rai- ANI (@ANI_news) July 15, 2017Team India already has Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar as its full-time batting and fielding coach respectively. The role of Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan, who were appointed batting and bowling consultants respectively, will also be discussed in the meeting.While the BCCI has already clarified in a statement that Zaheer’s appointment is on a tour-to-tour basis, it is clear that he will be spending around five months with the Indian team.Zaheer reportedly did not wish to commit more than 100 days but with Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) insisting, it is now a done deal for 150 days.”There’s no such thing as a contract as yet. These are just recommendations. A recommendation has been made and the CoA has to act on that. That recommendation will be acted upon in consultation of the head coach,” he said. Earlier there were reports which said that Shastri was unhappy with the appointment of Zaheer as bowling coach as he wanted to bring his trusted man Arun for the job.Reports in some quarters claimed the CoA felt that the CAC, comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman went out of their ambit in picking the coach.Hurt by these criticism and reports, the CAC wrote a letter to the CoA chairman Vinod Rai and said the appointments were made after informing the new coach Shastri and India captain Virat Kohli.”We spoke to Mr Shastri about getting Mr Khan and Mr Dravid on board in these capacities, and he readily agreed to the idea of having them in the set-up so that it could benefit the team and Indian cricket as a whole in time to come,” the CAC wrote in its letter.
Manchester United F.C. head coach Jose Mourinho has said the English football giants never considered bringing back Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo to the club.The Portuguese superstar, a four-time Ballon d’Or winner, had been linked with a move back to United. There were reports that the Euro 2016 winner wanted to leave Real following accusations by authorities that he has committed a 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) tax fraud.”We have never thought about it because he is such an important player for his club, of great economic power. We have not been able to find a reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by ESPNFC after United’s 5-2 pre-season match win over LA Galaxy on Saturday.”I am not a defender in my club once you waste time on players who are mission impossible,” Mourinho said on the Ronaldo move.On signing Alvaro Morata, another Real attacker, Mourinho said: “It is a question for Florentino. What I said today is what I say today. Clubs put price tags on players, not the one who wants to buy. He belongs to Madrid. Madrid has decided and we have not come to an agreement. It is simple. It is a shame.”It is a player who made it to the first team (at Real Madrid) with me. We have a special liking for, he is someone special. I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid. It is like that. I don’t think he can end with us.”advertisement