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‘You don’t need…’: Graeme Swann reveals why India don’t require separate coaches for different formats | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England spinner Graeme Swann believes that a team like India, which don't have players competing year-round in T20 leagues worldwide, don't require separate coaches for limited overs and Test formats. Swann expressed his views at the launch of the Legends Intercontinental T20 league on Thursday, stating, "For a nation like India, because of the IPL and the fact the players don't play other leagues, people are based in India whole year round.You don't need split (separate) coaches."With the BCCI inviting fresh applications for the head coach position, and Rahul Dravid unlikely to continue after the T20 World Cup, former India opener Gautam Gambhir has emerged as a front-runner for the role. Reputed overseas coaches like Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, and Andy Flower have...
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Why Ricky Ponting turned down Team India head coach offer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The legendary Australian Ricky Ponting has disclosed that he was contacted about taking over as head coach of India, a role that will soon become available, but he turned down the offer since it didn't fit into his "lifestyle" at the time.Ponting was Australia's temporary T20 coach in the past and most recently wrapped up seven seasons as the head coach of the Delhi Capitals IPL team.He did not clarify if the BCCI was the source of the feelers for the India post."...there were a few little one-on-one conversations during the IPL, just to get a level of interest from me as to whether I would do it," Ponting told the ICC."I'd love to be a senior coach of a national team, but with the other things that I have in my life and wanting to have a bit of time at home...everyone knows ...
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‘Some wonderful moments and some…’: LSG boss Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul address team together in dressing room. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In what came as a pleasant surprise, Lucknow Super Giants boss Sanjiv Goenka, skipper KL Rahul and head coach Justin Langer addressed the players and support staff in an emotional meet-up after the franchise's Indian Premier League 2024 campaign came to an end on Friday. For LSG, who needed a victory over Mumbai and other results over the weekend to go their way to make an improbable entry into the playoffs, finished the season at the sixth spot as their net run rate only improved marginally to -0.667 after Friday's win. Wrapping up the season with 7 wins and equal number of defeats under new head coach Langer, LSG had a see-saw run that also saw Goenka's alleged 'public reprimand' of skipper Rahul after one of their defeats. Coming together after the end of the season, Goenk...
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Coaching India could be exhausting, timing has to be right: Langer

Being the India head coach is one of the biggest assignments in cricket world and former Australia head coach Justin Langer believes that it could be very exhausting if the timing isn't right for the incumbent.Langer, who coached Lucknow Super Giants during this IPL season was asked multiple times about his aspirations to become India head coach, a post set to be vacated by Rahul Dravid after T20 World Cup in the Americas.“It would almost be the biggest job in cricket — being the head coach of the Indian cricket team,” Langer replied when asked if the Indian board had approached him for taking on the mantle.“One, because of the huge volume of cricket, the huge expectation. It would be a great challenge. It would be great fun and it would be a wonderful opportunity to win ICC titles,” L...
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Coach Ki Khoj: VVS Laxman emerges as front-runner to replace Dravid, will Langer or Gambhir step up? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy and former India great, appears to be a strong contender to succeed Rahul Dravid as the chief coach of the men's national team if Dravid opts not to reapply for the position.BCCI secretary Jay Shah has dismissed the idea of having separate coaches for red and white ball formats, indicating a need for a single candidate who will be extensively traveling for the majority of the next three and a half years.Dravid, whose contract concludes after the T20 World Cup, retains the option to reapply for the role.However, with the BCCI inviting applications until May 27, a day after the IPL final, it appears that the board is inclined towards appointing a new and fresh face for the position.Take a look at some of the big names who cou...