India’s World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev will head the Cricket Advisory Committee which will finalize the next head coach of the Indian team. Ravi Shastri’s contract has come to a close after the World Cup. However, Shastri along with other members of the team management has been given a contract extension of 45 days for the tour of West Indies.

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Cricket Advisory Committee which is headed by Kapil Dev will have former women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy and former men’s coach Anshuman Gaekwad. Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad had picked India’s women head coach. The trio will conduct the interview for the coveted job in mid-August.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev (Credits: AP)

Interviews to take place in mid-August.

“These three will pick the men’s coach. It is not an ad-hoc body. But this all is subject to conflict of interest. The interviews of the candidates are expected to take place in mid-August,” COA chief Vinod Rai said after the meeting.

On the other hand, the Committee of Administrators is still awaiting the conflict of interest decision on the original members of the Cricket Advisory Committee – Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Both of these former players are asked to pick one of the many roles that they are performing which includes commentary.

No clarity on the role of Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

“This CAC is specific for this coach selection process,” Rai said.

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Ravi Shastri. Credit: AFP

Cricket Advisory Committee is empowered to pick the head coach of the India national cricket team. However, the future of Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar is still not clear. These former legendary players had selected Ravi Shastri as the head coach in 2017.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that bowling coach Bharat Arun will retain his position. Arun has done a fine job for the Indian team. On the other hand, Sanjay Bangar can be released of his duties as India batting coach. Bangar has failed to make a solid middle order in the last four years. Fielding coach R Sridhar is also reported to hold on to his position.

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