BCCI shortlist six names for team India’s head coach. The six candidates will give an interview on August 16 to CAC members. Kapil Dev will lead the cricket advisory committee (CAC). Team India will find a new coach after the ongoing Windies series. After this series, India will play against South Africa in a home series. Ravi Shastri’s chances are high to become again team India head coach.
The candidates for the Team India’s head coach:
- Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson
- Ex Australia all Rounder Tom Moody
- Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons
- Ex-India manager Lalchand Rajput
- Former India fielding coach Robin Singh
- Current head coach Ravi Shastri
“The board have finalised a list of six names based on their experience and qualifications for the post. All the six interviews will be held in Mumbai with different time slots for all the six candidates. The interviews will begin in the morning and will go on till 5:30 pm in the evening on August 16,” a senior BCCI official informed CricketNext on Monday.
“Shastri is the automatic entry into this process like the rest of the support staff. The CAC will probably rank all the candidates so that BCCI can choose the final candidate based on availability and other conditions. The CAC will decide the final decision on how many names will finally be offered to BCCI on the day of the interview,” the official added.
“In spite of all their achievements, none of these names are heavyweight competition to Shastri at the moment. However, the CAC might feel differently because all of them have top-level coaching experience and fulfil all the stringent criterion that BCCI has put in place for this job,” the BCCI official said.