Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson may apply for Team India’s head coach post. With the end of the West Indies tour, Indian team’s current coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure will come to an end. BCCI has invited applications for the post of coach till July 30. According to reports, Hesson has shown interest in joining 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.
A source from CricketNext said that Hesson is keen to work with a team like India. While applying for the post of coach, Hesson need to keep in mind the rules and qualification to become the India coach as stated by BCCI.
He is currently associated with Kings XI Punjab as their head coach and the dual role may ouster him from the race. While applying for the post of coach, Hesson will also have to give an affidavit related to conflict of interest.
Gary Kirsten, Mahela Jayawardene, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag and current Indian team coach Ravi Shastri are the probable’s to become the next India coach.
Here are some of the eligibility criteria set by BCCI to become Indian cricket team’s coach
1- Head coach of a test playing nation for a minimum of two years, or
Head coach of Associate member /IPL or Equivalent International Leagues/First Class Teams/ National A teams.
2- Should have played in a minimum of 30 test matches or 50 ODIs for his country, or
Should possess Level 3 Certification or equivalent
3- Below 60 years of age