"Hassen, Who?": Fans Troll Cricketing Advisory Committee After Spelling Gaffe

Updated: 17 August 2019 13:23 IST

Not only did some fans write about their frustration at Ravi Shastri's reappointment but were left fuming at a massive spelling error.

"Hassen, Who?": Fans Troll Cricketing Advisory Committee After Spelling Gaffe
The CAC on Friday announced the reappointment of Ravi Shastri as India coach ahead of Mike Hesson. © BCCI/Twitter

Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) faced fans' wrath after their decision to reappoint Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian men's cricket team. Not only did CAC's choice not go down well with Indian fans but a spelling gaffe in an official letter, which was tweeted on BCCI's official Twitter handle, had users fuming. Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson was among the applicants with CAC member Kapil Dev saying that the New Zealander ran Shastri close but finished as second choice. However, in the letter, which mentioned CAC's preference for the India coaching job, the spelling of Mike Hesson was misspelled.

Fans on Twitter, who were already up in arms after Shastri's reappointment, quickly pointed out the mistake and penned their frustration with the BCCI and CAC.

Apart from Shastri and Hesson, Robin Singh, Tom Moody and Lalchand Rajput applied for the post.

Ravi Shastri's last tenure ended after World Cup 2019 but he was given an extension for India's tour of the West Indies.

Shastri has been reappointed for a two-year period, ending with the 2021 T20 World Cup in India. This will be Shastri's fourth stint with the national team, having served briefly as the Cricket Manager (2007 tour of Bangladesh), Team Director (2014-2016) and head coach (2017-2019).

"Number three was Tom Moody, number two was Mike Hesson. Number one is Ravi Shastri as all of you were expecting... (But) It was a very close race," said Kapil Dev at the press conference to announce the decision.

Highlights
  • The CAC reappointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India
  • A spelling gaffe in an official letter by the BCCI, left fans fuming
  • In the letter, Mike Hesson's name was misspelled as "Mike Hassen"
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