The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for new head coach and support staffs for team India. Earlier reports said that the procedure for roping new management would be over by the middle of August. But as per recent developments, BCCI is likely to delay the hiring process as the newly-former Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is yet to give an undertaking of conflict of interest.

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BCCI likely to postpone selection procedure

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recently dismissed the previous CAC consisting of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman after the latter two resigned on the conflict of issue. Recently CoA former a new three-member ad-hoc panel to pick India’s new head coach. Former cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy are the three-members in the panel who will decide the future of incumbent head coach Ravi Shastri.

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Meanwhile, the hiring process should delay a bit, a recent report in ANI suggested. The report also added the members who are busy doing something or the other is yet to give the undertaking on conflict of the interest. ANI also quoted the source saying that CoA is trying to complete the procedure quickly.

“As of now, newly formed CAC has not given any undertaking of conflict of interest. So the hiring process of the coach may get delayed. But we are expecting the undertaking soon. All are former cricketers and they are doing something or the other. Some are commentators, coach or running an academy. As of now, there is no alternative. We are expecting the undertaking soon from them,” the source told ANI on Wednesday.

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Kapil Dev (Credits: AP)

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Furthermore, the report also said that CoA had asked for a few names from BCCI General Manager of Cricket Operations, Saba Karim for the head coach role. However, there is no clarity yet whether any suggestion from the captain will be taken or not, and it solely depends on the three-member ad-hoc panel.