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Coaches should be allowed to pick own support-staff: Robin Singh

17 July, 2017 3:40 AM
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CHENNAI: Newly-appointed Team India coach Ravi Shastri's statement that he is the one who should pick his support staff has created a stir over the past couple of days. On Sunday, Shastri found a staunch supporter in former India fielding coach Robin Singh.

Robin, who was the fielding coach of the Indian team from 2007-2009, stressed if he was the coach, then he would want people with whom "he is comfortable" with.

"Let me put it like this.. I like to work with people who I know. I don't like to work with people who I don't know. It's really a comfort level that you need to have. You have to work with people with whom you have an understanding and who you think can execute," Robin, who is the head coach of Karaikudi Kaalai team in the TNPL, said during an interaction.

"From MI, there were about 7-8 guys who were being looked at during IPL last season. I would pass on whomsoever the player they are looking at for our franchise as well as other franchisee. At the end of the day, it's cricket. If a young guy is good and you can afford to give him an opportunity, why not?" he added.

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