Who is India's cricket coach? BCCI received 57 applications

Who is India's cricket coach? BCCI received 57 applications

Who is India's cricket coach? BCCI received 57 applications

57 people have submitted applications for the post of head cricket coach to the India's cricket board (ICB). Although Kumble has no coaching experience at any level, he has been a mentor in the IPL, initially with Royal Challengers Bangalore - where he was the captain in 2009, when the franchise finished as runners-up - and later with Mumbai Indians.

Former Team India director Ravi Shastri, national selectors Sandeep Patil and Vikram Rathour, Pravin Amre, Venkatesh Prasad, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Surendra Bhave and Hrishikesh Kanitkar are all among those interested in the assignment.

Kumble does not tick either of those criteria, but his pedigree as a player is peerless. He is now the chairman of the ICC cricket committee, which recently met in London. Thakur's plan is in direct contrast to his predecessor and current ICC president Shashank Manohar, who is looking forward to the abolishment of "Big Three" for the cricket's benefit.

"The primary scrutiny of the applications received is now being carried out by the Office of the Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, with regards to the applicants, meeting the set eligibility criteria", the board said.

Media is suggesting Jason Gillespie the former Australian fast bowler who is also applied for the role and followed by one more former Australian cricketer Stuart Law who worked as a coach for Bangladesh from July 2011 to June 2012 also signed in on his interest towards the India coach. With his invaluable coaching experience and his association with the Indian domestic circuit through his incumbent position, the 46-year-old may prove out to be one of the favorites for the coveted position when the BCCI's cricket committee sits down to zero in on the right candidate.

 

 

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