BCCI Announces The Interview Date For The Head Coach Post After Shortlisting Candidates
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed the names of six shortlisted candidates who will give the interview for the head coach post of the India national cricket team. The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will take this interview on 16th August.
Meanwhile, Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy are the members of CAC. They will conduct the interview process on 16th August from morning to 5:30 pm. All the six interviews will be held in Mumbai, but all the candidates have got different time slots. However, some of the overseas coaches will present in the interview via video call.
Ultimately, BCCI will decide the Indian head coach
The CAC members will rank the candidates after the interview. Later, the BCCI will take the final decision based on availability and other conditions.
A senior BCCI official told CricketNext on Monday, “The board have finalised a list of six names based on their experience and qualifications for the post. All the six interviews will be held in Mumbai with different time slots for all the six candidates. The interviews will begin in morning and will go on till 5:30pm in the evening on August 16.
“Shastri is the automatic entry into this process like the rest of the support staff. The CAC will probably rank all the candidates, so BCCI can choose the final candidate on the basis of availability and other conditions. The final decision on how many names will finally be offered to BCCI will be decided by the CAC on the day of the interview.
“Some of the overseas candidates may not be able to attend the meeting, so they would connect with the panel via video call.”
After the conclusion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the BCCI invited the application for the coach and support staff roles. As per the media reports, the BCCI has received more than 2,000 applications. Now, the BCCI has shortlisted the interview candidates.
Brief details of the candidates
Ravi Shastri is the present head coach of the India national cricket team. After the conclusion of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Shastri has taken this role. He had the initial contract until the end of the CWC 2019. After India finished their journey in the semi-final of CWC 2019, Shastri has earned a 45-day extension for this position.
However, recently, the Indian captain Virat Kohli has backed Ravi Shastri.
The other shortlisted candidates also have very good coaching experiences. Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons played the head coach roles for Afghanistan national cricket team and West Indies cricket team.
Lalchand Rajput served as the manager of India national cricket team from 2007 to 2008. During that term, India won the ICC World T20 2007. Rajput also coached Afghanistan and Zimbabwe national cricket teams.
Robin Singh has vast experiences in coaching. He was the fielding coach of India national cricket team from 2007 to 2008. Also, he was the coach of India U19, Hong Kong, India A, United States etc. He also played the several coaching roles for the IPL teams Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians.
Mike Hesson was one of the successful coaches of New Zealand national cricket team history. Earlier, he also taught Argentina and Kenya national cricket teams. In IPL 2019, Hesson was the head coach of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
Tom Moody was the former head coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team. In his long coaching experiences, Moody also trained the IPL teams Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
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