Ganguly States That Zaheer Will Work With Team For 150 Days In A Year

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| July 15 , 2017 , 10:52 IST

Zaheer Khan the new bowling consultant coach for team India will work for 150 days a year with the Indian team. This statement was issued by Sourav Ganguly who said that "Zaheer was contracted for 150 days per year,"  while addressing media.

As per the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) media release on Thursday, both Zaheer and former national team skipper Rahul Dravid were appointed "on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team".

Zaheer reportedly did not wish to commit more than 100 days but with CAC insisting, it is now a done deal for 150 days.

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Another controversy had started when reports emerged on Thursday that Shastri was unhappy with the appointment of Zaheer as bowling coach as he wanted to bring his trusted man Bharat Arun for the job.

Reports in some quarters claimed the Committee of Administrators (CoA) felt that the CAC, comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman went out of their ambit in picking the coach.

Hurt by these criticism and reports, the CAC wrote a letter to the CoA chairman Vinod Rai and said the appointments were made after informing the new coach Shastri and India captain Virat Ko