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India likely to get new coach before Champions Trophy ends

The Indian cricket team is likely to get its next head coach before the end of the ongoing Champions Trophy.

India likely to get new coach before Champions Trophy ends
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Current head coach Anil Kumble has officially re-applied for the post-this coming despite the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) saying that there was no need for the legendary leg-spinner to file a formal application as he would be a “direct entry.” Kumble’s contract as head coach will end after India’s campaign at the Champions Trophy and the BCCI has already invited applications for the position. 

Apart from Kumble, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput, and Dodda Ganesh have applied for the post of India’s head coach-who all will be interviewed by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. 

Former Australian fast bowler Craig McDermott had also sent an application but that arrived after the May 31 deadline. The three-member CAC will assess the application and determine his eligibility for the interview.It is expected that the CAC is likely to meet this week to finalise the process and interview schedule. 

The BCCI wants to identify a candidate before the Champions Trophy ends on June 18, as India travels to the Caribbean immediately after for a limited-overs series. 

It was understood that BCCI’s fresh application for the post of head coach was because the board was concerned by player feedback on Kumble, with some of the players, including Virat Kohli, have reportedly said they were uncomfortable with the “intimidating” style of Kumble’s man management.

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