Mumbai: The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was trolled on social media after their official recommendation to BCCI about the appointment of Team India's head coach had a spelling mistake.
The three-member CAC comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy re-appointed the incumbent Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India by unanimous decision on Friday.
The CAC shortlisted three names in order of priorities in which Shastri exceeded former New Zealand's head coach Mike Hesson and former Sri Lanka and Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody.
“Number three was Tom Moody, number two was Mike Hesson. Number one is Ravi Shastri as all of you were expecting... (But) It was a very close race,” said Kapil Dev at the press conference to announce the decision in Mumbai.
In the official recommendation which was made public by BCCI, the CAC wrongly spelt Mike Hesson’s name, which irked the netizens who expressed their frustration through Twitter.
Shastri has been reappointed for a two-year period, ending with the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.
The CAC reappoints Mr Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. pic.twitter.com/vLqgkyj7I2— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2019
Could've just maybe at least Googled Mike Hesson for the correct spelling! You know, just for the heck of it.— Rishabh Kachroo (@MBHRishabh) August 16, 2019
@therealkapildev @TomMoodyCricket @CoachHesson They could not even write Mike Hesson''s spelling in the form properly! Were they really that interested in other candidates or it was just a sham to fool public and decision was already made. Very bad decision Kapil and team— ThisUnscientificAge (@arshadnaaz) August 16, 2019
So true. Their evaluation sheet was a bigger disgrace. Also got Mike Hesson’s spelling wrong. Terrible— K Sudarshan (@SudarshanEMA) August 16, 2019
Incorrectly spelling Mike "HESSON" on this bizarre letter shows just how farcical this entire process was.— Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast (@1tip1hand) August 16, 2019
Any bets as to what Shastri said in his presentation to seal the deal? https://t.co/pLa57Y7vpT
Spelling hesson as hassen is just a testament to how this whole thing was so casual for them lmao, nothing more than a freaking eyewash. https://t.co/tqTu31Kalb— Devesh🔰 (@DeveshUTD) August 16, 2019
So after all the song and dance @RaviShastriOfc is handed the job for his third term.— Virén Ferrão (@VirenFerrao) August 16, 2019
So here's the final pecking order according to the cricket advisory committee
1) Ravi Shastri
2) Mike Hassen
3) Tom Moody
I don't know who this Mike Hassen fellow is but he came damn close! pic.twitter.com/WkmgBDNxl3
Order of preference? This is such a bizarre way pf presenting. Why would anybody at number 2 or 3 be picked? You decide on recruiting 1, the answer should be 1.— Pawan Singh (@pawan_s26) August 16, 2019
Also, Hesson not Hassen!