Future India coach to be announced on August 16
BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is expected to interview the candidates for India’s chief coach on August 16 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
The Kapil Dev-led panel is also likely to announce the name of India’s next coach on the day after India’s Independence day. In the latest development, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Also, the CoA did not disclose the dates for the coach selection. But media reports say that the process would take place on the day after the Independence Day (Aug 16). So far, there are six candidates for the coach’s post. They are none other than the current coach Ravi Shastri, Australian Tom Moody and former Kiwis coach Mike Hesson.
Besides selecting the chief coach, the assistant coaches will also be recruited on August 16. Former India players like Vikram Rathore, Sunil Joshi and South African Jonty Rhodes are the top contenders for the roles of batting, bowling and fielding coach, respectively.
The Cricket Advisory Committee will recruit the head coach while the selection committee will appoint the assistant coaches and this is how the process goes. Some of the applicants will appear in person while some others like Ravi Shastri himself would link up through Skype platform.
“Things have more or less been finalised. The CoA is detached from the process of selecting the coaches. That responsibility has already been handed over to the CAC and the selection committee.
Once they have chosen the candidates, they will get back to the CoA for approval. But that’s a formality because the decision of these committees will be final unless there are issues regarding conflict of interest,” an official told Indian Express after the CoA meeting.
If sources doing the rounds are to be believed then the current head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun have more possibilities to be retained.
Nonetheless, batting coach Sanjay Bangar is more than likely to face the axe from the Indian team set-up whereas the fielding coach R Sridhar who has also done a good job so far including the World Cup tournament but it is quite tough to ignore Jonty Rhodes when any team can welcome him with open arms.