first_imgThe BCCI is in the process of finalising the coach for The BCCI is in the process of finalising the coach for Team India but Jones, who coached Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last season, said hes not in the running. “No, Im not going anywhere. Teams are mainly led by great captains. I think India have great leaders in Kohli, Dhoni and a lot of good senior players… whoever coaches them will do a good job. “The CAC of VVS, Sourav and Sachin are following the right process to make a proper decision. Its the number one/best job in the world as a coach. You shoulders are under more pressure but at the same time whoever they pick will do a fantastic job,” he said. “Im too busy commentating. I really enjoyed the coaching job with Islamabad in the PSL. Coaching a national team is completely different, where youre not only managing players but coaching them as well. But in franchise its about just managing and getting the selection process right.” “Its a great game. I just feel privileged that Im at 55 and still earning a living from the game and I still enjoying just as much as I did when I was young.” Jones, who is here as an expert commentator for pink ball day/night multiday game in India, said its high time that the Test crickets timings are changed to suit to the lifestyle of todays busy officegoers. “At the moment, all the heady stuff has gone into T20 and ODIs. So its about time we start to look after our Test cricket,” he said on the pink ball day/night Test. “People are very busy today. They might watch it on social media but they dont actually get a chance to go to the stadium and watch a match. The opening hours of the Test cricket shop has been wrong.” “We are not going to say this going to happen all the time. But maybe one in eight Tests played around the world will be a pink ball. Its just the matter of players getting used to it.” “If we dont look after the game, were going to lose them. We dont want that to happen. We got to teach our kids how important the Test cricket is. The contribution of Dravid, Ganguly, Tendulkar, Kapil Devs and the all the greats,” he said. So far only one day/night Test is played when Australia defeated New Zealand in three days at the Adelaide Oval in November last year as the turnout was a huge success. “Its proven in Australia that people will watch it at night if you have good teams playing against each other,” Jones who did the commentary in the historic Test said. The only thing Jones likes to change is the colour of the sight-screen from white to black. “I dont think it goes well with the pink ball. I think they would be better with the black. But thats my personal opinion. If the players feel fine, then its okay. Maybe they can change around with a click of a button for different people.” (MORE) PTI TAP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more