Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 8

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

Ravi Shastri’s appointment as the Indian cricket team’s head coach was a foregone conclusion _____(1)______since the strained equation between skipper Virat Kohli and the then coach, Anil Kumble, forced the latter to resign. Kohli has always ______(2)______a comfortable working relationship with Shastri, who was the team director from 2014 to mid-2016, a phase during which India emerged as the number one Test team besides qualifying for the 2015 World Cup semi-final in Australia. Yet, the manner in which the latest transition was effected has left much bitterness. It raises the question whether a captain ______(3)_______have such overwhelming influence in picking the team’s coach. There is no doubting that it was Kohli’s view that prevailed on who should be out of the reckoning and who in. This does not reflect well on the three parties _____(4)______in picking the coach — the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Committee of Administrators and the Cricket Advisory Committee featuring eminent former players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman. With Shastri billed as the favourite, a seemingly token selection procedure was undertaken, with Virender Sehwag being one of the candidates to have been interviewed on Monday. Subsequently it was stated that the CAC would check with Kohli, but the CoA stepped in on Tuesday and ordered an immediate announcement. What started as speculation on the wires, followed by a denial, became a fact when a BCCI mail arrived in the inboxes of cricket correspondents _____(5)_____10.58 p.m.


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