BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is likely to interview the candidates for India’s head coach on August 16 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. The Kapil Dev-led panel is also expected to announce the name of India’s next coach on that day. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

However, the CoA did not reveal the dates for the coach selection. But media reports suggest that the process would take place on the day after the Independence Day. There are six candidates for the coach’s post, including incumbent Ravi Shastri, Australian Tom Moody and former Kiwis coach Mike Hesson.

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Ravi Shastri (Credits: Getty)

Along with the head coach, the assistant coaches will also be selected on August 16.  Former India players Vikram Rathore, Sunil Joshi and South African Jonty Rhodes are in fray for the roles of batting, bowling and fielding coach, respectively. The CAC will appoint the head coach while the selection committee will select the assistant coaches. Some of the applicants will appear in person while some like Shastri himself would link up through Skype.

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“Things have more or less been finalised. The CoA is detached from the process of selecting the coaches. That responsibility has already been handed over to the CAC and the selection committee. Once they have chosen the candidates, they will get back to the CoA for approval. But that’s a formality because the decision of these committees will be final, unless there are issues regarding conflict of interest,” an official told Indian Express after the CoA meeting.

If reports are to be believed then head coach Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun are likely to be retained. However, batting coach Sanjay Bangar is more than likely to face the axe. Fielding coach R Sridhar has also done a good job but the temptation of Rhodes is just too big to ignore.

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