Cricket News Sourav Ganguly As BCCI President: How Will His Equation With Head Coach Ravi Shastri Be?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: With the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the new BCCI president, a new era in cricket administration has begun in India. Ganguly, who will be appointed as the new BCCI president on October 23, has gotten massive support. However, it will be very interesting to see how Ganguly’s equation with the current head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, will be. In 2016, Ganguly and Shastri had a major falling-out when the former India captain, who was part of the Cricket Advistory Committee (CAC), was tasked with selecting the new head coach of the team following the exit of Duncan Fletcher. Heading into the interview, everyone tipped Shastri to be the full-time head coach after he had a successful run as the Indian cricket team director. Ganguly, along with VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Jagdale were tasked to appoint the coach. There were reports that Ganguly was not in favour of Shastri being the coach.Things took an ugly turn when there accusations from Shastri that a member of the committee, reportedly Ganguly, wasn’t present and that was disrespectful to the selection process. At that time, Shastri was vacationing in Bangkok. However, Ganguly hit back stating that Shastri was living in a ‘Fool’s paradise’ if he felt that he was responsible for him not being a coach. Anil Kumble was appointed the head coach but he resigned a year later after he termed his relationship with skipper Virat Kohli ‘untenable’ and Shastri returned.The relationship between Ganguly and Shastri never recovered. In one episode of Breakfast With Champions, Shastri revealed an incident when he taught a punctuality lesson to Ganguly by leaving him behind in team’s hotel in Bangladesh, after the former Indian skipper was late. However, Ganguly rubbished the claims. Also Read | Why Ganguly’s Tenure As BCCI President Will Last For Only Nine Months?A lot of water has flown under the bridge since the 2016 fiasco. Shastri and the Kohli duo have helped India establish a certain sense of dominance in all three formats. However, with Ganguly now at the top of the ladder and Shastri at the helm of the cricket team, it will be interesting to see how these two work together for the betterment of the Indian cricket side.last_img read more

Jonathan Mensah should leave French side Evian- Samuel Osei Kuffuor

first_imgFormer Ghana Black Stars and Bayern Munich centre-back, Samuel Osei Kuffour has reignited Jonathan Mensah row, claiming the powerful young defender must soon exit the French Ligue 1 club, Evian and join any of the bigger European clubs.The 24 year old Jonathan Mensah has been heavily linked with a move away from Evian in the close-season, with AS Monaco, Newcastle United, AS Roma and Manchester City all credited with an interest in the strong former Ashgold defender. According to Sammy Kuffour, it will be in the best interest of Jonathan Mensah if he should join a bigger European club where his talent would be best showcased. Kuffour told sportscrusader.com that Jonathan Mensah has all the high qualities to fit into any big European club and has therefore advised that he should move on to gain better recognition in his playing career.“I can imagine him, Jonathan Mensah at Bayern. He will be a great player if he should join Bayern. Teams like Dortmund, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Madrid and Barcelona are all good places he can fit very well because of his great qualities” Kuffour told sportscrusader.com.“If you can get a player of his class, you need to try it. I am sure: if he doesn’t go to Bayern, he will probably go to another big international club such as Real Madrid or Manchester United or Dortmund”last_img read more