In a fantastic development, Graham Ford has declined the offer to coach Team India.
After throwing his hat in the ring, and pitching very hard for the job, it will be interesting to know what exactly changed his mind? My guess is probably the stresses of the 2nd toughest job in the country. And probably also all the politics involved with anything involved with the BCCI. I guess his one experience of dealing with the panel that interviewed him was enough to convince him!
Question is: who next?
Emburey? Im personally not convinced by this guy: to start with he was a spinner, not a very gr8 batsman....and his credentials as a coach arent very impressive.
Dav Whatmore? He was the guy i was personally rooting for, as he definitely had it in him to turn the team around. Why he wasnt chosen will remain a mystery, altho there have been rumours that Shastri and Gavaskar were against him. Again for what reason nobody really knows. Whatmore after being virtually assured of the job, and then rudely turned down, apparently because 'he was too keen', after this i dont think he wudnt want to have anything to do with the BCCI
Shastri: He has said that he's not interested and he's got his media commitments, but one never knows...
After all this my prediction is that it will most likely be an Indian coach...
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