The former bowling coach of Indian cricket team and the front-runner for the job of the same, Bharat Arun, has confirmed that he has not been contacted by BCCI yet.
Though he has cleared that once the opportunity comes to him, he will leave his job at TNPL and RCB. On being asked about being contacted by BCCI for the job, he told TOI,
“Not yet. As of now, I’ve to carry on normally, isn’t it? If I do get the India job, I’ll leave both the TNPL and the RCB.”
Arun’s name has come as a front-runner for the job of bowling coach of the Indian cricket team after it was confirmed by BCCI that Zaheer Khan has been appointed as the bowling consultant on tour to tour basis and will not be there with the team every time they play a series. Along with Zaheer, Rahul Dravid’s contract too is on tour to tour basis and both of them will be just a guest member in the dressing room. (Read Here: Ramachandra Guha Hits Out At BCCI)
Although, it came to notice that BCCI is yet to approve the appointment of these two and their fate will be decided by Ravi Shastri, who is set to meet the BCCI officials this week. The newly appointed Head Coach of Indian cricket team, in all likeliness, is expected to ask for a bowling coach of his own choice and if BCCI agrees to his demand, then Bharat Arun is all set for his second stint as the bowling coach of Indian cricket team.
Unlike Zaheer and Dravid, he will take up the role on a full-time basis and he has already cleared that once give the role, he will give up his job at IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and TNPL franchise VB Thiruvallur Veerans. (Read Here: Ready To Serve Indian Cricket If Required: Anurag Thakur)
There is still no clarity whether the new bowling coach will be handed the job for two years just like Shastri. Also, there is no confirmation regarding whether the incoming man will travel to Sri Lanka as there might be a case when BCCI again invites applications for the post of bowling coach of Indian cricket and follow the same procedure to appoint a new man. The air will be cleared once Ravi Shastri returns from UK and chair a meeting with BCCI officials.
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