The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced today that it will soon begin the process for new applicants for the position of head coach of the Indian cricket team.
According to a NDTV alert, the BCCI wasn’t happy with the present coach – Anil Kumble, therefore it is inviting applicants for the top job. Notably, former Indian skipper’s tenure expires following the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy – where India will hope to defend the title they won in 2013 under MS Dhoni – which runs from June 1 to 18.
Kumble was appointed as the India coach in June last year, after which he led the side to a 2-0 Test series victory in West Indies. Team India also went on to dominate the likes of New Zealand, England, and Australia in the home Test season.
Last year, the 46-year-old was the last of the high-profile applicants to throw his name. It was the first coaching role for India’s greatest match-winner with 619 Test wickets and 337 in ODIs.
According to some reports, Kumble may take over the team director role and his former India and Karnataka teammate Rahul Dravid is likely to get promoted from India A coach to being the coach of the national side.
According to a Deccan Chronicle report, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) dissolve the cricket advisory committee, which comprises of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman. The report suggest that one of these three may be appointed as the manager of cricketing operations for the national side.