57 Candidates apply for post of India’s head coach- Now a big twist in BCCI Has received 57 applications for the position of the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Amongs the 57 there are, Ravi Shastri, selection committee chairman Sandeep Patil and his fellow national selector Vikram Rathour, too, has applied for this post, and along with other former Indian cricketers like Pravin Amre, Venkatesh Prasad, Balwinder Singh and Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
The Applications have been received from many several overseas candidates as well as, but the BCCI has remained tight-lipped on the names. Former of Australian middle order batsman Stuart Law, who coached Bangladesh properly, has reported too has shown interest. This happened on June 12th in Mumbai.
Ravi Shastri, the former team director, and the national selection committee head- Sandeep Patil, are two most notable names to have applied. Now Ajay Shirke, the BCCI secretary, will now send a trimmed-down list to the cricket advisory panel which will then shortlist the final candidates.
Shastri told the Indian Express that, there’s a perception though that Shastri’s nomination would be all but there is a formality that given his 20 month span stint he has had with the Indian team as a director. His contract has expired after the T20 World. But now BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke begged to be differ. If we wanted to appoint him as straightaway, we would can have simply extended his contract with BCCI. There are many candidates in this list with excellent credentials of both Indian and abroad. Rest assured, the process will be fair.
MS Dhoni the India’s limited-overs captain of team and the main game changer, said that last week that the incoming coach needs to understand the players well by culture and by background to establish a rapport and can mixup with the group. More than Hindi and English, one who understands our culture and our upbringing, the one who understands these sort of small things and other things, he will always be better with us. In the past, too, these things have been important, and the coaches who have properly understood us as better, it has made a major difference at the ground level.