Revealed: Who Can Apply For The Position Of Head Coach, Batting, Bowling & Fielding Coach Of Indian Men's Team
Revealed: Who Can Apply For The Position Of Head Coach, Batting, Bowling & Fielding Coach Of Indian Men's Team

The BCCI, on Sunday, sent out a release inviting job applications for five different roles for the Indian senior men’s team, notably the head coach’s position which will be vacant after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup as Ravi Shastri‘s tenure will to an end.

Batting, bowling, fielding coaches, and a Head Sports Science/Medicine with National Cricket Academy (NCA) are other vacancies at the BCCI. The applications for the position of Head Coach should be submitted by 5 PM on October 26, and for other roles by 5 PM on November 3.

Another question amongst the fans is who is eligible to apply for these positions. The BCCI has specified the eligibility criteria for all the roles.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri will step down after the T20 World Cup. (Image Credit: Twitter)

First, for the head coach position, a candidate:

Should have played minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI’s; or

Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years; or

Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL Team or Equivalent International Leagues/First Class Teams/ National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years; or

Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent.

Below 60 years of age at the time of appointment.

India Batting Coach Vikram Rathour
India Batting Coach Vikram Rathour (Image Credit: Twitter)

For the batting, bowling, and fielding coach, a candidate:

Should have played minimum of 10 Test Matches or 25 ODI’s; or

Batting Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years; or

Coach/Batting Coach of an Associate member /IPL Team or Equivalent International Leagues/ National A teams /First Class teams/U-19 National team, for a minimum period of 3 years; or

Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent.

Below 60 years of age at the time of appointment.

Rahul Dravid agrees in principle to take over the position of Team India’s head coach: Reports

Rahul Dravid has agreed, in principle, to apply for the position of Team India’s head coach to succeed Ravi Shastri, as reported by Cricbuzz. It has been learned that Dravid flew to Dubai, where he was invited for the business end of the IPL alongside people in key BCCI positions, like the CAC and Apex Council members.

Rahul Dravid, India
Rahul Dravid (Image Credit: Twitter

“Up until this point, Dravid was understood to be uninterested in taking up the India coach offer. But in the lead-up to the IPL final, he had a long chat with all the office-bearers of the BCCI, who had been trying to convince Dravid for over a week prior to that,” Cricbuzz stated.

After the meeting, Dravid was convinced to agree to apply for the head coach position. Paras Mhambrey, who has worked with Dravid over the years, is likely to be appointed as the bowling coach.

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