Six candidates, including current coach Ravi Shastri, are in the running for the head coach of the Indian cricket team. The list includes former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody, former West Indies all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, former Indian team manager Lalchand Rajput, former India fielding coach Robin Singh.
According to a report published in CricketNext, overseas candidates will be interviewed via Skype by the Cricket Advisory Committee(CAC) which is led by 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev and is accompanied by Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
“The board have finalised a list of six names based on their experience and qualifications for the post. All the six interviews will be held in Mumbai with different time slots for all the six candidates. The interviews will begin in morning and will go on till 5:30pm in the evening on August 16,” a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying in the report.
“Shastri is the automatic entry into this process like the rest of the support staff. The CAC will probably rank all the candidates, so BCCI can choose the final candidate on the basis of availability and other conditions. The final decision on how many names will finally be offered to BCCI will be decided by the CAC on the day of the interview,” the official added.