The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received over 2000 applications for the post of head coach of Team India. Moreover, there are some big names which could possibly challenge incumbent India coach Ravi Shastri, as per a report in Bangalore Mirror.
The report also mentions that former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody, who has a vast coaching experience, has applied for the role. In addition to it, former New Zealand and current Kings XI Punjab head coach Mike Hesson has sent in his application for the coveted post. Among the Indian contenders, Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput have applied for the role.
However, Mahela Jayawardene, who was earlier interested in the role didn’t send his application. Mirror also reports that many international applications were sent by the agents of the aspirants and the BCCI may take more time to evaluate all the names.
Also, it has been confirmed that former South African player Jonty Rhodes has sent in his application for the role of fielding coach.
Notably, the current India coaching staff were handed an extension till the tour of West Indies as their contract expired after the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales. With the West Indies, India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in the USA and the Caribbean islands.