New Delhi: The selection process to appoint India's new coach was supposed to be transparent and fair. Sourac Ganguly has finally broken his silence on the controversy with Ravi Shastri Over appointment of Anil Kumble as India cricket team coach by BCCI.
“If Shastri thinks I was behind the appointment of Kumble as the coach and not him, then he is living in a fool’s paradise,” he said.
"He has given me an advice that next time when there is such meeting, I should be present. I also have an advice for him.
When the coach of India is selected, he should be in front of the committee giving his presentation, instead of spending Holiday in Bangkok," the former Kolkata batsman said.
Ganguly further added that he was severely disappointed since the remarks have come from someone who has been a part of various BCCI committees for the last 20 years.
Speaking to reporters, Ganguly said, "I am extremely saddened and disappointed by Ravi Shastri's comments.
I was reading it in couple of newspapers in last three to four days but chose to ignore it.
Especially from someone who has been in BCCI committee for the last 20 years." Despite being one of the top contenders for the role, Shastri lost the job to Anil Kumble, who is said to have made a detailed presentation before CAC comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.