In recent developments, former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes went on to state the reason why BCCI didn’t select him for the role of fielding coach in the Indian cricket team.
Rhodes claimed that the Indian Board’s selection committee, headed by MSK Prasad did not find him suitable for the job.
The cricketer who revolutionized fielding had been a coach of the Mumbai Indians in the past. Rhodes is all set for a stint under Anil Kumble in the Kings XI Punjab camp for IPL 2020.
One of the fans recently asked Rhodes why he did not take up the role of fielding coach in the Indian side. To which, Rhodes replied by saying they said ‘No Thanks’.
After the 2019 World Cup, BCCI dished out vacancies for all the support staff as well as the coaching staff.
Ravi Shastri retained his position as the Head Coach, while Vikram Rathour replaced batting coach Sanjay Bangar. While R Sridhar was appointed as the fielding coach. Bharat Arun also retained his role as Bowling coach
They said "no thanks" https://t.co/cuyZWNB5hQ
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) March 7, 2020
Earlier, Rhodes stated that a full-time role would not suit him as he wants to spend time with family.
“The difficulty with international assignments is that it’s a real commitment from a time point of view. In IPL, I’m going to be here away from home for three months of the year. I left home to go PSL first and then came straight here for the Road Safety World Series. After this, it will be the IPL,” Rhodes claimed in a recent interview with Sportstar.
“So, it’s going to be three months out from home. That’s a proper commitment. But if you add four or five more months to the year on top of that, then it is difficult,” concluded the South African.