Nothing wrong if Shastri picks his own support staff says Robin Singh

The latest drama in Indian cricket is regarding the uncertainty over the appointment of coaching support staff. Based on the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC) recommendations, BCCI had named Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as batting and bowling consultants respectively, but the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) hasn’t approved the decision yet.

As per the former Indian cricketer and fielding coach Robin Singh, there is nothing wrong if the head coach desires to have his own support staff. “If I were the head coach, I would want people whom I’m comfortable working with. A coach must have an understanding with support staff to deliver,” said Robin who worked under Gary Kirsten for almost three years.

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Robin further said that the delay in the announcement of coaching support staff should not be converted into a controversy. “A head coach should have a comfort level. Ask anyone, whether it’s a cricketer or any other professional, everyone wants his own people.”

It is pertinent to mention here that India’s newly-appointed head coach wants his former colleague Bharat Arun back as regular bowling coach. It’s only a matter of time before COA grants Shastri’s wish and appoints the former Tamil Nadu pacer officially.

By Salman Anjum