BCCI invites fresh applications for men’s cricket team head coach, support staff

BCCI Invites Applications For India Coach Support Staff

Ravi Shastri-coached India finished on top of the points table in World Cup 2019

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has streamlined the process of hiring the support staff including head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager.

The application deadline for all the roles is 5 pm on July 30.

The BCCI issued a three-point eligibility criteria for the roles of head coach and batting, bowling and fielding coach, which covers age, playing experience and coaching experience.

Earlier in the day, one of the members confirmed to PTI that the BCCI has approached the ad-hoc committee to pick the men's head coach as well.

India are now scheduled to tour West Indies where they will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests.

The applicant also should have played 30 Tests or 50 one-day worldwide matches. Physio Patrick Farhat and trainer Shankar Basu, however, have already exited after the World Cup and these posts will now see fresh faces.

"The current coaching staff of Team India will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process", said the BCCI in a statement.

India's next assignment is a tour to the West Indies after which the home season starts with the series against South Africa from September 15. In fact, it was believed that former India opener Virender Sehwag was among the most eligible candidates from the new set of applicants apart from then coach Anil Kumble. Previously, the 57-year-old was the director of Indian cricket from India's tour of England in 2014 until the 2015 edition of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

"Candidates who have (i) successfully managed a cricket team of any of the affiliated units of BCCI or the national teams, at the first class or at the global level, or (ii) have a minimum of ten years of work experience in public/private sector, will be preferred", the BCCI eligibility criteria for the manager said.

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