In a new twist, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has told the BCCI to announce the new India head coach without any further delay, according to media reports.
The CoA has asked the BCCI and the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) not to wait any longer and announce India's new coach today (Tuesday). The CAC on Monday interviewed five candidates for the post of India coach and decided to consult with Virat Kohli before making the announcement.
"What we have decided is we will hold on for the time being for the announcement of the coach. We need a few more days and talk to a few more people, especially the captain and then make an announcement because we feel that there is no hurry at the moment," Ganguly told the media after the interviews.
The CAC members also said that India team captain Virat Kohli will be consulted before a new coach -- who will stay till the 2019 ODI World Cup -- is appointed.
"We have a Sri Lanka tour coming in a week's time and the board will continue with the same set (of people) for the time being. We want to speak to Kohli when he returns from America. We will explain to him that the coaches want to function in a certain way and make sure that everybody is on the same page before we make the announcement," Ganguly said.
"Once we make the announcement, the new coach will stay till the World Cup. To be honest, what we heard from the coaches today is not different from last year. "They were outstanding, specially some of the names we discussed. We were pleasantly surprised and happy when we heard how they want to go about the job," the former India captain added.
Earlier, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla had stated that the BCCI would name Anil Kumble's successor before India board the flight to Sri Lanka.
However, Ganguly on Monday told reporters that there was no hurry. But following the CoA orders, it remains to be seen if the BCCI announces the name of the new head coach or defers from the CoA's directives.