Ravi Shastri not a default choice as Team India head coach as BCCI plans to invite fresh applications for the support staff posts
Team India’s present head coach Ravi Shastri will have to re-apply for the post of the team’s head coach as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is soon planning to invite fresh applications for the posts of Team India’s support staff.
Thus, Shastri will not be an automatic selection for the post, and will have to go through a proper recruitment procedure.
“The job openings will put be up on our website in a day or two. Besides the support staff, fresh applications will also be invited for the post of team manager,” a BCCI official informed the news agency PTI.
Coaching staff was given a 45-day extension
The coaching staff, including Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar, and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. But, all of them will have to re-apply for their posts as per the recruitment norms.
The team’s mental conditioning coach- Shankar Basu and physio- Patrick Farhart bid adieu to their respective posts after Team India’s semi-final exit from the 2019 World Cup. Hence, the team will have a couple of new faces anytime soon. Also, Sunil Subramanian- the former Tamil Nadu captain, who was elected in 2017 as the team manager will have to re-apply for his post.
It was the first time that the BCCI had followed a transparent procedure for hiring the team manager, in accordance with the Lodha committee recommendations.
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For all positions, the BCCI has done away with direct appointment and follows a proper recruitment process.
After the West Indies tour, India’s home season kicks off with the series against South Africa beginning September 15.