The Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) is all set to name the new coach of Team India at cricket conclave being held in Dharamsala on 23 June. This was announced by the board president Anurag Thakur.
The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly took the interviews of the shortlisted candidates, around six to seven candidates and reports suggest that they have zeroed in on former leggie Anil Kumble.
“We are trying to announce the coach the name is announced by the end of India’s first Annual Cricket Conclave in Dharamsala on 23 June. And I hope we are done by the evening,” Thakur told reporters.
The BCCI had received a total of 57 applications for the coach’s slot and shortlisted 21 candidates for the job, who were interviewed by the CAC.
The CAC will now choose between Ravi Shastri and Anil Kumble. Shastri, who is abroad, gave the interview via video conferencing, while Kumble appeared before the CAC in person.
According to the board, the country will know who is going to get the most high-profile jobs in cricket by 23 June evening. Kumble’s presentation and his linguistic prowess is what may get him the job.