Six candidates including Anil Kumble are there for the position of Indian Cricket Team Head Coach.
BCCI had invited interested candidates to apply for the position of ‘Head Coach’ for the Senior India Men’s Cricket Team with a deadline of May 31.
Former India batsman and explosive opener Virender Sehwag is among the marquee names to have applied for the coach’s job to head the Indian cricket team.
Other names in the picture to have also applied for the position are Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Doda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput. Current team coach, Anil Kumble, is an automatic entry into the process.
His one-year contract with the team, despite seeing a winning Test run, was recently embroiled in hush-hush debate over style of functioning that was objectionable for India captain Virat Kohli.
Also, some of the BCCI officials had expressed displeasure over Kumble recommending a hike in the pay package of players in Grade A in BCCI’s retainership as well as himself.
Although Virender Sehwag had earlier denied he was approached to apply for the job, it is learnt some top officials of the BCCI have been pushing his case.
The former India opener has no coaching experience though he has been the Kings XI Punjab team’s mentor in the last two seasons.
Tom Moody, former coach of Sri Lanka team & Englishman Richard Pybus who had coached Pakistan Cricket team & now working with West Indies are one of the candidates to watch.
Lalchand Rajput was the coach of young Indian Team which won the inaugural World Cup edition of T20 in 2007.He also has a lot of experience coaching youth teams, including India U-19, and India A.