A contender for the coaching job of the Indian Premier League Kochi franchise, Matthew Mott will have to resign as New South Wales coach if he accepts the lucrative offer from the new Twenty20 team.
"Motty has indicated to me that he wants to go through the interview process with Kochi. I respect that. But if he is offered the job and decides to accept it, then he would have to resign from the role here," CNSW chief executive David Gilbert was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald.
"Motty realises that something has to give. This is a full-time job here at Cricket NSW," he added.
Mott assisted John Buchanan for two years at the Kolkata Knight Riders but Gilbert said with increasing demands of the IPL franchises, it would not be possible for Mott to pursue two coaching assignments at the same time.
"It's something that we gave a go, but unfortunately, in terms of best servicing our program here, we can't have Motty away for the periods of time they would require," Gilbert said.
"That's the way it goes. We found when Motty was at the Knight Riders that they wanted more and more of his time and it was compromising his role here. It's not fair on our players," he added.
Mott said he was waiting to hear from the Kochi franchise to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
"I went there five or six weeks ago and haven't heard much since. It's just wait and see. But it's getting close to the season and you have to draw the line somewhere," he said.
"I certainly don't want to leave anyone in the lurch and that's why I've been upfront with everyone about it," he added.