India’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by former World cup winning captain Kapil Dev has begun interviewing the shortlisted candidates for the post of Indian Cricket team’s Head Coach at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s headquarters in Mumbai. The results are expected to be announced tonight in a press conference held by BCCI.

Present head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri, is one of the top favourites to retain his position especially after he had received the backing of Virat Kohli and the team. Along with Shastri, other big names who are in the race for the post and will be interviewed by CAC after they give a detailed presentation, include Tom Moody and Mike Hesson.

Notably, manager of the team which won the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in 2007, Lalchand Rajput and former coach of the Mumbai Indians franchise in Indian Premier League, Robin Singh, are other names who will be considered for the job.

It is also worth noting that the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) cannot influence the decision taken by CAC. However, they will be the ones who will announce the new coach on Friday evening. The support staff interviews are being held simultaneously and it is the senior selection committee headed by MSK Prasad who is conducting those set of interviews.

India’s coach Shastri has had a good run with the Indian team with the team winning their first series on Australian soil and also clinching Asia Cup.