BCCI begins hunt for new head coach as Anil Kumble’s term nears end

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India has started its hunt to select the new head coach of the senior men’s team. Current coach Anil Kumble’s term expires after the ICC Champions Trophy in England next month.Kumble though, will be a direct entry for the process if he wishes to extend his association with the Indian team.”To ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee. The BCCI’s three-member advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian Cricket forward,” The BCCI press release stated.Interested candidates should send their applications by e-mail on or before the 31st of May.Last year it was the same committee which appointed Kumble as the head coach ahead of former Team Director Ravi Shastri, who was also a frontrunner for the job.Kumble has been the coach of the Indian team since the West Indies tour last year and has overseen five successive Test series wins as the coach. India also reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket during this period.”The process has been initiated since the term of the current coach, Anil Kumble concludes with the Champions trophy. Present Head Coach, Anil Kumble will be a direct entry for the process,” the BCCI statement said.The Champions Trophy runs from June 1 to 18.advertisementTo ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Committee of Administrators ( CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee.The BCCI’s three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take the Indian Cricket forward.Last year, the BCCI had advertised for the head coach’s position for the first time. While Ravi Shastri was the top contender for the role, Kumble bagged the job.In 17 Tests, Kumble saw India win a dozen, drawing four and losing just one against Australia.Kumble has struck a great rapport with the Indian team overthe last one year and is held in high esteem by the players and the rest of the support staff. The former India captain has been involved in negotiations with the BCCI over new salary structures for players as well as the coaching staff. On May 21, Kumble had made a detailed presentation to the board, asking for batting coach Sanjay Bangar to also be appointed assistantcoach. He has also created a slot for a fast bowling coach.(With inputs from ANI)last_img

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