After DDCA, Punjab Cricket Association Goes BCCI Way, Advertises for Post of Head Coach
The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has decided to take a leaf out of BCCI’s book, as the state association has also advertised for the post of Head Coach for it’s Ranji Trophy side.
The application is open to all the qualifying candidates, and the final name will be chosen by the state association soon. The last date to apply for the job is September 10.
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With this, PCA has become the second state association recognised to BCCI to advertise for the post of the Head Coach. DDCA was the first state cricket association to go BCCI’s way and appointed all the men in the job via an open process.
KP Bhaskar was retained as the Head Coach of the side, whereas, Manoj Prabhakar was roped in as the bowling coach.
Coming back to Punjab, the team hasn’t won any big tournaments in past many years, and the biggest challenge for the incoming man will be to prepare the team for a big win. The team has a perfect mix of youngsters and experienced players, which is the advantage.
Players like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Gony are members of the experienced player group, whereas, Manan Vohra, Sandeep Sharma and Shubham Gill are few of the youngsters.
It can be said that Punjab possesses oodles of talent, but needs direction as despite having regular services of Yuvraj and Harbhajan, the team hasn’t done well. Both are still trying to get back their place in the Indian team and the upcoming season will be an opportunity for them to make a comeback. Apart from them, the youngsters will also eye for a place in the Indian team.
The upcoming domestic season for most of the Punjab players starts on October 6 with Ranji Trophy, as Siddharth Kaul is the only player from the state to get a call-up for the Duleep Trophy.
Qualification required to apply for the post –
A) 1. Having Level-C Certificate Course from BCCI/NCA along with ten years experience of handling State Sr.Team (Ranji Trophy) as Head Coach.
2. The Test Player having played for India in minimum 5 Test Matches.
3. An International Player having played for India in a combination of minimum 3 Test Matches and 10 One Day Internationals.
B) Candidate should be less than 55 years of age as on 1.9.2017.
C) Should have a desirable fitness level.
D) Candidate should have an impeccable personal record.
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