Incumbent Anil Kumble has reportedly re-appled for the post of Team India head coach even though he has been given a direct entry into the selection process by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
With this, the hunt for new India coach has apparently taken a new turn.
Kumble’s application was one of the first to arrive when the process was opened by the BCCI on May 25, according to a report in ESPN Cricinfo.
Along with his CV, Kumble has forwarded a detailed roadmap illustrating his vision for the Indian cricket team’s future.
he former India leg-spinner is part of a six-man shortlist that includes Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh.
The CAC will have to make a decision close to the end of the Champions Trophy, 18 June, because India are set to play a limited-over series in the Caribbean against the West Indies soon after the tournament concludes.
Earlier the news was widely surfaced that Kumble had reportedly been embroiled in a rift with Team India skipper Virat Kohli, something that might have affected his chances of getting a contract extension, as BCCI invited applications for the former India leggie’s post.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com