Captain must have a say in coach selection: John Buchanan
Australia’s most successful coach John Buchanan believes that the captain of the team should have a say in the appointment of a coach.
John Buchanan has been running his own academy and coaching consultancy firm in Australia. He also worked in the leading role in New Zealand Cricket.
Speaking exclusively over his mobile from Australia, he said, “definitely the captain should be consulted by either the Director of Cricket or High Performance General Manager. If either of these positions do not exist, it is then the responsibility of the CEO”.
“In terms of producing Peak Performance, and a team that is capable of dominating world cricket in all formats of the game for an extended period of time, there must be a very close relationship between the captain and the coach”.
“There is little doubt in my mind that one of the key ingredients for our successes between 1999 and 2007 was the close relationship between myself and Steve Waugh firstly, and then with Ricky Ponting till I retired at the end of winning our second World Cup, undefeated, in 2007”, the former coach signed off.