BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is all set meet the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and other members of team India before delivering players consent to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) regarding the new Head Coach of Indian cricket team. Earlier, BCCI had cleared that Virat Kohli will have a no role in the appointment of the coach. But now it looks like the board will take skipper’s advice quite seriously. The choice of other players will also be crucial as earlier it was reported that ten of players which CAC contacted were against Anil Kumble continuing as the Head Coach of Indian cricket team. (Read Here: Indian Players Want Ravi Shastri As Head Coach)
Ravi Shastri, Virender Sehwag, LalChand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh, Richard Pybus, Tom Moody and Phil Simmons are in contention to become the new tutor of the side. Out of these, Shastri and Sehwag lead the race to the post as they both share a good rapport with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Shastri has earlier had two stints whereas if appointed, it will be the first stint for Sehwag in the role.
CAC will conduct an interview for the post on July 10, just a day after the last date to apply for the post ends. There are still four days left, hence, we might see few more applications coming in.
Meanwhile, in Windies, India suffered a defeat against hosts in the fourth ODI failing to chase a mere target of 190. The visitors fell short by a margin of 11 runs, with the batting lineup failing to click. MS Dhoni took the responsibility to finish the game but he failed to conduct the task to the fullest after he was dismissed on the last ball of the penultimate over, thus ending hopes of Indian cricket team to win the game. (Read Here: CAC To Conduct Interview on July 10)
With a hope of winning the series, India will get down in ground tomorrow (June 26) to face Windies in the final ODI of the series. Hosts will though look to upstage India once again and level the series, thus taking a strong step towards a direct qualification for ICC World Cup 2019.
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