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Shastri Back With His Antics As CAC Writes To Vinod Rai

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| July 14 , 2017 , 14:23 IST

Ravi Shastri is back with his antics over the appointment of the support staff of the Indian cricket team. In regards to this the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) which comprises of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have written a letter to the COA Chief Vinod Rai.

According to media reports, Committee of Administrator (CoA) has reportedly given the impression that CAC has gone beyond its brief in appointing Dravid and Zaheer as consultants when they were to select only the head coach.

“We spoke to Mr Shastri about getting Mr Khan and Mr Dravid on board in these capacities, and he readily agreed to the idea of having them in the set-up so that it would benefit the team and Indian cricket as a whole in time to come. It was only after getting Mr Shastri’s consent that we also recommended Mr Khan and Mr Dravid, in their respective capacities,” a letter by quoted by a news agency said.

The CAC had reminded Vinod Rai that, “There have been suggestions that the CAC has exceeded its ambit in going with Mr Khan and Mr Dravid and these two legends of Indian cricket has been foisted on the head coach. Also, we did inform you (Rai) over the phone along with Rahul Johri and Amitabh Choudhary of all that transpired immediately after the meeting was over.”

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In the beginning of the letter, the CAC expressed its anguish.

"You will be aware that we put our heart and soul into the process, approaching a task made delicate by the recent developments with a clear head and with soul aim of providing Indian team with best resources possible to become world beaters they are capable of being.

"It has both pained and disappointed us, therefore, to see the light in which the CAC has been portrayed in various sections of the media," the letter read.

That the legends were deeply hurt was palpable where they urged Rai to "come public" with the transparency of the system.

"It is our desire that you come public about the transparency of the process of identifying the next head coach so that the falsehoods are put to bed."

"The three of us played our cricket with great integrity, and we have brought that same trait in fulfilling this important responsibility bestowed upon us by the BCCI. While

we are not looking for plaudits, we do not appreciate the tone and the falsehoods of the narratives."