BCCI to do away with interview process for India head coach?

Angelica Greene
July 10, 2017

Apart from the six selected to present their case, Dodda Ganesh, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma, who has coached Oman, and Upendranath Bramhachari, a layman with no cricketing background had applied for the role. The Indian board is all set to select a new head coach for the men's national team with former captain and member of the Cricket Advisory Council (CAC) Sourav Ganguly revealing that the process of selection would be conducted on July 10 in Mumbai.

Ten candidates have been shortlisted for India coach's job. Ganguly had proposed to get done with the interview on July 10.

According to PTI, the interview with those six candidates was slated to happen on Sunday, but a source told the Times of India that the applicants who had been ready with their presentations had not heard from BCCI till Saturday evening.

The other three in the fray are Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus and Phil Simmons. Rajput who is now the coach of Afghanistan is in England for his side's match against the MCC XI.

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His excellent working relationship with Virat Kohli could be a factor too, though like earlier last month when the CAC met in London to pick the next head coach and stuck with Kumble despite Kohli's reservations with Kumble's style of functioning, the committee will put cricketing reasons at the top of their agenda.

As per the report, the board is particularly keen on avoiding a repeat of episodes like the verbal spat between Ganguly and Shastri after the CAC chose to snub the latter to go with Kumble as India's coach a year ago. And as per the reports, former Indian cricketer, is the front runner for the job.

Shastri, who lost the race to Kumble a year ago, is the clear favourite for the coaching role. Moody has been with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2010 and was with the Sri Lanka team during the 2011 World Cup.

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