Sanjay Bangar's role as assistant coach under scanner after World Cup exit
Birmingham | Jagran Sports Desk: The Indian coaching staff, including chief coach Ravi Shastri, were handed a 45-day extension after their contract ended with the 2019 World Cup but according to reports, Sanjay Bangar might not get an extension as the BCCI believes that he should have done a better job.
According to a report the BCCI is not happy with Bangar as India failed to find a fixed number four batsman for the World Cup.
A senior BCCI official told IANS that the constant chopping and changing in the middle-order was something that had hurt the Indian team not just in the World Cup, but over the last couple of seasons.
In fact, Bangar saying that all-rounder Vijay Shankar was fit just before he was ruled out has also been taken note of.
"It was a constant struggle," the official said.
"Also, it was pretty ordinary stuff when you had Bangar stating to the Indian media contingent that every player was available for selection when Shankar was ruled out early next morning on account of an injury sustained earlier on tour,” the official said.
Things have been somewhat disorganised when it comes to the assessment of performances of the support staff being made by people who were keen on having select individuals continue in their positions.
"The present administration set up including the senior employees were all at sea with cricketing decisions and at the same time were ignoring the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) - comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman - completely and that's a shame," the official said.
In fact, sources in the know of developments within the team have also spoken in hushed tones about how some of the batsmen have had to seek the advice of former batting stars when they have hit a rut.
"Without taking names, it is well documented that a couple of current team members have spoken about how they approached some of the former India batsmen to help them erase flaws in their batting when they were having issues scoring runs," the source told IANS.
While the Committee of Administrators (CoA) have given the support staff 45 more days to coach the Indian players, some of the members could be asked some serious questions when the next appointment is undertaken by the BCCI.
(with IANS inputs)
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