This year in the month of June, the BCCI invited applications for the post of head coach of Indian cricket team; the advisement received a huge response as 57 applicants applied for the post. BCCI was surprised with such a huge response and in the end; it was Anil Kumble who emerged as the winner after passing all the rigorous tests. The BCCI decided to adopt the same process in hiring the selector of the Indian cricket team and guess what; this advertisement is receiving the same response as the eligible candidates are applying for the post in a hope of being selected as the chief selector of the Indian cricket team.
According to TOI, Venkatesh Prasad, Nayan Mongia, Sameer Dighe, Nilesh Kulkarni and Abey Kuruvilla are the few international stars who have applied for the post. The domestic crickets are also not reluctant to apply for the post as Shishir Hattangadi, Shantanu Sugwekar, Robin Singh (jr) and Pritam Gandhe have also sent their resumes to the BCCI’s office.
The former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad looks the heaviest among the all. He was the coach of the Indian team which won the 2007 T20 World Cup; however, the BCCI might be uneasy to choose him as the Board might want to see him in the coaching role. The seat of bowling coach of Indian cricket team is still vacant and BCCI is looking for a suitable candidate.
The new chief selector will be named in few weeks time replacing the current chief selector Sandeep Patil, who took over the charge in the year 2012.