BCCI Invites Application For Various Roles, Ravi Shastri And Co To Get An Automatic Entry
Once again, the drama for the recruitment of a head coach is set to take place. Last time, amidst all the controversies, the former cricketer Ravi Shastri was appointed as the head coach, who chose Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun as his assistants. As their tenure completed, the board once again invited applicants to try their luck.
On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday invited applications for the post of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager.
Last date for the applications is July 30, 2019:
Team India coach Ravi Shastri, along with the other support staff, have been given a 45-day extension following the World Cup 2019 in the UK, where India was knocked out by New Zealand in the semi-finals. Hence, they will get an automatic entry into the recruitment process.
“The interested candidates have to send in their application(s) on or before July 30, 2019, by 5 p.m. At email@example.com. Pertinent to note, that the decision of the BCCI for the said position. It will remain final and binding,” the release from the BCCI said.
The BCCI issued three-point eligibility criteria for the roles of head coach and batting, bowling and fielding coach, which covers age, playing experience and coaching experience. Each of these roles requires someone below the age of 60 with international experience of two years or domestic experience of three years.
The head coach applicant should have played a minimum of 30 Test matches or 50 ODIs. Meanwhile, the batting, bowling and fielding coaches should have played 10 Test matches or 25 ODI.
● Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation for a minimum period of 2 years OR;
o Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL or Equivalent International
Leagues/First Class Teams/ National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years
● Should have played a minimum of 30 Test Matches OR 50 ODIS OR;
o Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent
● Below 60 years of age.
Shastri was appointed India chief coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble‘s tenure ended prematurely in controversial circumstances. The 57-year-old was also India’s director of cricket from August 2014 to June 2016.
Under his watchful eyes, the team did make history by winning a maiden Test series in Australia earlier this year. They also won the Asia Cup and quite a few bilateral series. But, the exit from World Cup in Semifinals wouldn’t help his cause much.
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