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End of Ravi Shastri era? BCCI invites applicants for head coach

Ravi Shastri’s tenure as coach of Indian team may end after BCCI has invited fresh applications for head coach.

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End of Ravi Shastri era? BCCI invites applicants for head coach
Is Ravi Shastri and his support staffs are about to be axed? Photo: India Today

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday has invited fresh applications for the position of head coach and other support staffs.

The vacancy announcement has been given for the positions of head coach and several other support staffs for the Indian team.

It’s also noteworthy that the current support staff comprising head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process.

According to the BCCI notice, interested candidates can apply for the following positions in senior India Men’s team: head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager.

The BCCI release further said, “The interested candidates have to send in their application(s) on or before July 30, 2019, by 5 pm at recruitment@bcci.tv. Pertinent to note, that the decision of the BCCI for the said position, will remain final and binding.

Covering age, playing experience and coaching experience, the BCCI issued the eligibility criteria for the probable candidates.

Each of these roles requires someone below the age of 60 with international experience of two years or domestic experience of three years.

The applicant for the head coach should have played at least 30 Test matches or 50 ODIs, while the batting, bowling and fielding coaches should have played 10 Test matches or 25 ODI.

Former Tamil Nadu captain Sunil Subramanian who was appointed team manager in 2017 on a year-contract has received an extension.

Former international star cricketer Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach back in 2017 after ending the tenure of Anil Kumble. 57-year-old Shastri also served as India’s director of cricket from August 2014 to June 2016.

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