BCCI has already rolled out the red carpet for new applicants to apply for the portfolio of India’s cricket coach and Anil Kumble’s predecessor. Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody have already applied for the job. The decision will be taken after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. As India get ready to lock horns with arch rivals Pakistan, we find there is a new applicant for Kumble’s job.
He is Ex-Australian pace bowler Craig McDermott.
“I have thrown my hat in the ring for India’s head coaching job. I completed all the procedure on time, and the application was sent much earlier,” said the 52-year old while speaking to Sportstarlive from Brisbane. McDermott has served the baggy greens as a bowling coach. But now, he wants to be the head coach. “I have had aspirations for a while to be a head coach. I was away from cricket coaching for a year, and now, I want to come back to it. I have also enjoyed my time in India, and it would be nice to serve Indian cricket,” he said.
According to the Queensland-born owner of 291 Test wickets, a coach needs to have a good equation with his skipper. “Being a head coach is about managing the people and maintaining a good relation with the players and the captain,” he said.
A BCCI official confirmed that McDermott has submitted an application well in time. But without saying anything else, he commented: “It is for the Cricket Committee to decide on the names and a formal announcement on the applicants will be made later.”