Jason Gillespie considered applying for Indian cricket team's coaching job

The confusion surrounding the appointment of Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team is far from getting settled

The confusion surrounding the appointment of Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team is far from getting settled

Also, as media keeping a close eye on BCCI proceedings, it was notified that the four-member panel comprising BCCI acting president CK Khanna, CEO Rahul Johri, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will take a call on Ravi Shastri's salary on July 19.

What added to the complexity of the situation was that Arun was on Sunday named as the coach of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) side VB Thiruvallur Veerans.

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has admitted of having "seriously considered" of applying for India coaching job, which is now been filled with the appointment of Ravi Shastri. Coming to the inclusion of Rahul Dravid as batting coach and Zaheer Khan as bowling coach, there is absolutely no doubt over their excellent credentials and the kind of massive valuable inputs both can give to this team.

Arun had earlier served as the national team's bowling coach during Shastri's stint as India team director during 2014-16.

Talking about the same, Vinod Rai, CoA head was quoted saying, "We will further discuss with Shastri the appointment of other coaches".

Meanwhile, Arun will have to quit his role with TNPL if he is handed the India bowling coach role after Tuesday's meeting.

The CAC appoints the support staff, Shastri demands his own support staff the following day, and three days later, the CoA steps in and states that the appointments weren't made in the first place and that the head coach would be consulted before naming the consultants.

According to the conflict-of-interest issue, Arun has to leave behind all coaching associations with both TNPL and that of Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

An insider even told TOI that Kohli encouraged Sehwag to apply. "Not yet. As of now, I've to carry on normally, isn't it?"

Arun is expected to be compensated by the BCCI for giving up his domestic and IPL commitments. I think it would have been a wonderful job and I congratulate Ravi Shastri on getting that job.

Singh's opinions do make sense, as do Shastri's, but the question to be asked here was why and how were the aforementioned consultants appointed without taking the head coach into confidence?

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