Amarnath to comment after getting official letter

Published: Monday, May 9, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Former Test cricketer and 1983 World Cup winning member Mohinder Amarnath today (May 9, 2005) said he would reserve his comments on being shortlisted for the national team's coach by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till he gets an official communication from the Board.

"I am yet to hear from the Board. I would not like to comment till I receive a letter," said Amarnath, who played a stellar role in Kapil's Devils winning cricket's most coveted One-day prize more than two decades back.

"I had not applied for the post, but merely indicated my interest through the media," said Amarnath who retired from international cricket in 1988.

"I am certainly interested in the job and have the time to devote to it, otherwise I would not have evinced my interest," he added when asked specifically on the issue.

Amarnath, who had earlier coached Bangladesh and Morocco, his erstwhile India teammate Sandeep Patil, former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell and his compatriot Tom Moody were the four shortlisted by a six-member committee formed by the BCCI which met at Kolkata yesterday (May 8, 2005) to appoint a new coach.

BCCI president Mahendra said that efforts were on to get in touch with 2-3 other former internationals, all from abroad, before the final selection was made by June 15.

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