India Head Coach: BCCI shortlists six candidates for India head coach position

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India Head Coach: The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will interview six short-listed candidates for India’s Head Coach Position at the BCCI Headquarters.The BCCI have shortlisted six candidates, including current men’s senior team head coach Ravi Shastri, who will be interviewed for the position of the next coach of the Indian cricket team in Mumbai on Friday (August 16).

The six candidates are former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former West Indies all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, former India team manager Lalchand Rajput, former India fielding coach Robin Singh and of course Shastri.

India Head Coach: HIGHLIGHTS

  • BCCI shortlisted 6 candidates for India head coach position, according to PTI.
  • The candidates will give a presentation to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by Kapil Dev
  • Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri are the six short-listed candidates.
  • Virat Kohli had said that he is in favour of Shastri continuing as the head coach of the Indian team.
  • BCCI informed all the six shortlisted candidates about the date and time of the interviews.

India Head Coach: BCCI shortlists six candidates for India head coach position

the board has reportedly received around 2,000 applications for various coaching positions like batting, bowling and fielding coaches, only a few big names had applied for the position of head coach. The support staff of the team (batting, bowling and fielding coaches) will be picked up by Chief Selector MSK Prasad.

“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,” a senior BCCI official informed CricketNext on Monday (August 12).

“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,” the official added.

Friday will decide if Shastri will continue hold on to the coveted position as India’s coach or a new face will join Indian cricket. Shastri and all three foreign candidates will be interviewed over Skype. The CoA expect to announce the name of the next coach by the next day (August 17) after finalising the name picked by the CAC.

The support staff will be picked by the senior men’s selection committee led by chairman MSK Prasad but it wasn’t clear if the interviews for support staff will also take place on Friday.