Kolkata:Former ICC President, now Cricket Association of Bengal chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is not ready to buy former India captain Sourav Ganguly's view that Bengal's local coaches were being overlooked despite offering good service to the state in different levels.
Without naming Ganguly, who made his debut as cricket administrator in the CAB annual general meeting and threw some tricky questions to the Dalmiya administrations last month, the former BCCI president said the Bengal cricketer is also part of the system.
"He (Ganguly), who had raised the question was a part of the process that appointed (John) Wright and then he backed Greg Chappell when he replaced the New Zealander," Dalmiya told a Bengali TV channel on Wednesday night.
"It's case of appointing the best for the side and the BCCI too has been following the same practice for more than 10 years now," Dalmiya added.
"Wright was the first foreign coach of the Indian team and the tradition was continuing ever since. After Wright, we had Greg Chappell and now have Gary Kirsten as the coach," the veteran cricket administrator said.
In CAB AGM last month, Ganguly hurled a few bouncers at the Dalmiya-led regime when he questioned the removal of former India spinner Utpal Chatterjee as Bengal coach despite his role in guiding the side from Plate to Elite Group of the Ranji Trophy last season.
"Why were the local coaches not getting chances," was what Ganguly had to ask and also suggested that national selector Raja Venkat should be included into the state selection committee.