Decision on next India coach deferred

India will stay without a head coach for the tour of Sri Lanka, which begins on July 26, after Sourav Ganguly said the Cricket Advisory Committee needed more time and needed to speak to the India captain Virat Kohli before finalising on Anil Kumble's successor.

The CAC had interviewed Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag and Ravi Shastri for the job, but Ganguly said the panel did not want to make a rushed decision without speaking at length to the stakeholders who would be working with the coach after the appointment was made.

"We feel there is no hurry at the moment," Ganguly said on Monday in Mumbai. "Sri Lanka tour is in a week's time, the board headed by [secretary] Amitabh Choudhary and [CEO] Rahul Johri will probably continue with the same set for the time being.

"We want to speak to Kohli once he's back from America. We will explain to him the coaches want to function a certain way and then make the announcement. Once we make it, it has to be until the [2019] World Cup.

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