Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri frontrunners as Hunt for India coach begins: Anil Kumble, Praveen Amre to be interviewed todayIndia’s hunt for head coach begins

first_imgAnil Kumble and Ravi Shastri along with 19 other shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for India’s head coach’s job in Kolkata from Tuesday. BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar will begin the process at a city hotel. Tendulkar, who is in London, will join the interview via video conference.A top Cricket Association of Bengal official said all the “prominent” names who are in contention would attend the interview.”Obviously, the two-three prominent ones would be here. The meeting will start at 1.30 pm. The meeting will be convened by Sanjay Jagdale,” he said. (Hope to finalise new India coach by June 24: Ganguly to India Today)Besides Shastri, Kumble and Patil, the other Indian names in contention include Vikram Rathour, Praveen Amre, Balwinder Sandhu and Venkatesh Prasad among others. (Anil Kumble in race to become Team India coach)NEW COACH TO BE NAMED ON JUNE 24The recommendation of the advisory committee will be forwarded to the BCCI president Anurag Thakur for ratification at the working committee meeting in Dharamsala on June 24. (BCCI Likely to prefer ‘Hindi speaking’ coach)Spin great Kumble incidentally does not meet all the criteria – of not coaching any international or first-class team, nor has he passed any course from the National Cricket Academy.The 45-year-old, however, had mentored Mumbai Indians to two IPL wins in 2013 and 2015. (Ganguly raises questions on Dhoni’s future as India captain)The advisory committee can interview anyone outside the 21 as the Board is keen to announce the coach ahead of the West Indies tour next month.advertisement(With PTI inputs)last_img read more