Calcutta: Sourav Ganguly plans to monitor the Bengal players’ performance and make them more accountable during the ensuing domestic season.
At the coaching committee meeting on Wednesday, of which he’s the chairman, Sourav has suggested that the selectors, the coach and the captain assess the players’ performance with the coaching committee after every two matches. This will apply for the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments.
Senior Bengal coach Ashok Malhotra, Under-25 coach Joydeep Mukherjee and Gautam Shome (Under-16 and Under-19) and the trainers met the coaching committee on Wednesday.
“Sourav has suggested a way to monitor the players. After every two matches, Sourav will meet the selectors, the coach and the captain to assess the performance of the players. They will analyse the physio’s reports and see how a player has progressed over those two matches. They will also see how a player reacted to match conditions,” CAB joint secretary Subir Ganguly said.
“However, the meeting will be held only if the coach wants it. If the coach feels the team is playing well and there are no issues, then there will be no need for the meeting. If Sourav finds time, he has promised that he will also attend the matches,” he said.
“At the start of the meeting, Sourav asked the coaches and trainers whether they were facing any problems with their squads. While Malhotra and Shome complained about lack of practice bowlers, Joydeep said he was happy. We have assured Ashok and Gautam that we will provide them with enough practice bowlers,” the joint secretary said.
The idea of having a pool of players was also dealt in detail. This will ensure that there is a steady supply line for the senior team. “Sourav suggested that a pool of 25 players each for the batsmen, pacers and spinners be formedů The pool will comprise players of different age groups, from Under-16 to Under-25. These players will practise and stay together throughout the year.”