The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Kapil Dev begins interview for India’s head coach job. They will inerview the six shortlisted candidates for India head coach job at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Incumbent coach Ravi Shastri is a runaway favourite to retain his post. Apart from Shastri, the other candidates who will be interviewed for the job are former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, ex-New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson and India’s 2007 World T20-winning cricket manager Lalchand Rajput. Former Mumbai Indians head coach Robin Singh and West Indies’ Phil Simmons, who until recently was Afghanistan national team coach are also in the race.
India head coach will be selected by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. The support staff will be selected by the national selection committee led by MSK Prasad.
While Lalchand Rajput, Robin Singh, Mike Hesson will be present in person for the interview, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri will be interviewed on Skype.
After from the head coach, the position for administrative manager that is currently held by Sunil Subramaniam will also be up for grabs.
While Bharath Arun is all but certain to be retained as bowling coach having played his part in creating a potent pace attack, the same can’t be said of former all-rounder Sanjay Bangar.
Vikram Rathour is in running for the post with a fair amount of backing from one of the influential figures in Indian cricket’s junior set-up. Unless things change drastically, Rathour remains the favourite to pip Bangar.
Incumbent R Sridhar is also ahead in the fielding coach’s race even though he will be in direct competition with the legendary Jonty Rhodes, who has worked with Mumbai Indians.