New Delhi, July 7: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who turned 44 today (July 7), has cleared that Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, who are the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee, will have no role in selecting Team India's bowling coach.
The troika of Sourav, Sachin and VVS played a crucial role in appointment of Anil Kumble as Team India's new Head Coach.
Kumble, who was India's most successful bowler, has already mentioned that he will be looking for a bowling coach for the side in due course of time. But, as of now he himself would help the bowlers in the side.
As per a Mid-Day report, the CAC did offer Ravi Shastri the role of batting coach, the former team director declined the offer. "We offered Ravi the Indian team's batting coach post," Ganguly said.
Talking about the bowling coach job, Ganguly said it was Kumble's decision to not take a bowling coach with him to West Indies.
"Since he [Anil Kumble] is a bowler, maybe, he did not appoint a bowling coach. I also have read in the newspapers that he may rope in pace bowling coach later. Let me stress that Sachin and Laxman have no role in appointing Anil's assistant coaches," Ganguly was quoted as saying.
Indian cricket team reached St Kitts on Thursday, July 7, to play a four-Test bilateral series against the West Indies starting with the opening match at Antigua on July 21.