The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Committee of Administrators has constituted a three-member committee, which will select Team India head coach including the remaining support staff. Anshuman Gaikwad has also been included in this committee headed by former India captain and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev.
Anshuman Gaikwad has also indicated that Team India’s current head coach Ravi Shastri will be with the team for another term. Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy Cricket Advisory Committee have been finalized, who are going to select Team India support staff without any conflict of interest.
“Speaking purely from the results perspective, he has done quite well. So, besides Ravi, all other positions [in the coaching and support staff] in my opinion are open depending on who is applying, their credentials and whether they meet the criteria of the BCCI,” Gaekwad was quoted as saying by Mid-day.”
Ravi Shastri and team management’s tenure was extended till the West Indies tour after which the new coach and team management will come in power. Meanwhile, the BCCI has taken vacancies for the post of Team India head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager.
Gaikwad has also said that they will pay more attention to the candidate who understands what is good for the team’s interest. “It looks easy from outside, but it is not. There are minor things that are very important. Compatibility with the captain and other players is an important aspect. Man-management is the most important factor because technically, there is very little that you do at the highest level. And I know how important man-management is from my personal experience as a coach,” Gaekwad added.
CAC member Anshuman Gaikwad, also emphasized that they will choose the candidate who will be good for the team.Meanwhile, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, Virender Sehwag, Gary Kirsten, Mahela Jayawardene, Tom Moody are the other candidates who have applied for the post of India’s head coach.
A report in Cricketnext stated that Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson has showed interest in working with Team India. He was the coach of the New Zealand men’s team for six years. In his coaching, Kiwi team reached the 2015 World Cup finals, but lost to Australia. Last year, he resigned from the post of coach after which he joined the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL as the head coach coach. According to Cricketnext, Hesson has spent a lot of time in India working with Kings XI Punjab in IPL.