Never Term Coaches as Indian or Overseas, Says Sanjay Bangar

Sanjay Bangar, along with B Arun and R Sridhar, was rushed to England by the BCCI in August to assist coach Duncan Fletcher for the ODI leg of India's tour after the 3-1 Test series loss. Despite the abruptness of the BCCI call, Bangar, the 41-year old former India opener, said he was far from being "overwhelmed" by the job.

updated: September 18, 2014 20:46 IST
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File photo: Sanjay Bangar helped Kings XI Punjab reach their maiden IPL final this year as their head coach.


New Delhi: India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not.

"It should never be termed as an Indian or an overseas coach. We need to get over such things. You need to be competent enough. You need to be challenging your own benchmark on a regular basis," Bangar told ESPNcricinfo. (Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes, Updates)

"Cricket is evolving and any person in that capacity [coach] needs to constantly evolve, try and improve and bring fresh ideas," he said.

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