Today at 7 PM, BCCI will announce the Indian men’s cricket team Head Coach to handover over the future of India Cricket team. The six candidates Shortlisted by BCCI have been interviewed today by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) from 10:30 am at BCCI’s Headquarter.
CAC comprising of former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will select the apt candidate among the six shortlisted candidates.
However, the CAC will not make the final selection. It will rank the candidates according to their merits and preferences.
BCCI said that there was a total of 2000 applications for the post of India head coach and the support staff, including the administrative manager of the team. In which merely Six were shortlisted for the head coach interview.
BCCI has to settle on the minimum requirement they had initially advertised for the head coach. The measure remains the same for batting, bowling and fielding coach except for the number of games played. Mike Hesson and Lalchand Rajput are the two for which BCCI has to sacrifice the minimum criteria of ‘minimum of 30 Tests or 50 ODIs played’.
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Mike Hesson was the former coach of New Zealand. He made the team to fight first time in finals in 2015 ODI World Cup. But he had never played international cricket. Rajput was the manager of India cricket team during 2007 world cup. Under His Coaching, Afganistan wins over West Indies for the first time.
Tom Moody, Mike Hesson and Phil Simmons are the three foreign coaches. BCCI has not been in approval of foreign coaches.
Ravi Shastri may lead
Ravi Shastri may lead. Captain Virat Kohli wholeheartedly accepts him. Shastri is the first Coach under which India team has retained the position of No.1 in Test ranking. He has played the role of director with head coach Fletcher in 2014.
Speaking purely from the results perspective, he (Shastri) has done quite well. So, besides Ravi, all other positions (in the coaching and support staff) in my opinion are open depending on who is applying, their credentials and whether they meet the criteria of the BCCI,” Gaekwad had told Mid-Day.
Present India’s men cricket staff, including Head Coach Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar, was granted 45-days extension period for India Tour with West Indies. Shastri will give his interview at 4 pm through skype as he is with team India.
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