Indian Team coach announcement: India’s head coach selection date has been confirmed, as per reports

Gurpreet Singh
|Published 25/07/2019

Indian Team coach announcement: India’s head coach selection and announcement date has been confirmed as per the recent report

With BCCI inviting fresh applications for all the posts of the support staff, including the team’s head coach, there have surfaced several speculations as to who would be admitted as India’s next head coach, if the incumbent- Ravi Shastri is done away with- the chances of which although, are highly unlikely.

The Board however, as per reports, has made up their mind to announce the new head coach by mid- August, during India’s tour of West Indies.

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The last date for filing in the nominations is July 30, and it is learnt current India coach Ravi Shastri and most of his support staff will seek re-appointment.

Candidates will have to mail applications to BCCI on a locked-ID

With the application process still on, the candidates who are interested and eligible for filing their nominations will have to mail applications to BCCI on a locked ID, which will only be opened on deadline day (July 30). That will prevent the names of applicants being leaked, unless the candidate reveals it.

Several names have stemmed up off-late for the head coach’s nominations, including Tom Moody and Mahela Jayawardena. However, considering the bond that skipper Virat Kohli and Shastri share, it would be quite challenging a decision for the selection panel to appoint someone else who would obviously take some time to gel himself with the group of individuals in the squad.

Expected to return to India only by July 28, Shastri will be in the Caribbean when the interview is done, and is likely to give his presentation and interview over Skype. The India team leaves for the Caribbean tour on July 29.

The BCCI is looking to appoint the same Ad-Hoc committee comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy, who had selected the Indian Women’s team coach in December 2018. However, they would need the approval and affirmation nod from the Supreme Court for the same.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Even before persuing his post-graduate diploma in English journalism from IIMC, Gurpreet was certain that Cricket had to be the driving force to keep him sane and optimistic in all life-related matters. Hailing from Ranchi and having represented Jharkhand at the Under-14 level, he believes that the more you keep digging in while understanding the nitty-gritty of a sport, the more humble you become with the realisation that you hardly know anything!

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