The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for a number of positions in the Indian Cricket Team set-up. The senior men’s cricket team will undergo a major overhaul in its support-staff with the board inviting applications for the role of head coach as well as batting, bowling and fielding. The cricket body is also in the lookout for a new Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Administrative Manager, said a tweet from news agency ANI. BCCI Set To Invite Fresh Applications For Indian Cricket Team Coach, Ravi Shastri Will Have To Re-Apply To Retain Position.
Rumours of BCCI not renewing the contracts of the current head coach and incumbent Ravi Shastri and his support staff of Bharat Arun, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar was already out in the media. ANI’s tweet on the same confirms the news. Meanwhile, the current support staff led by Shastri has been given a 45-day extension at the end of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. They will be part of Team India’s set-up for the West Indies tour next month which might as well be their final tour.
BCCI invites Applications For Head Coach
BCCI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for positions for the senior India Men’s team — Head Coach, Batting Coach, Bowling Coach, Fielding Coach, Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Administrative Manager. pic.twitter.com/dnqWWYdnaY
— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
Shastri and co. still has the option to reapply for the job but the team is certain to have a new trainer and physio following the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart, who left after India's heart-breaking semi-final exit from CWC 2019. It, however, looks unlikely that the same support staff will be re-selected especially after their failure to solve the team’s recurring middle-order woes.
Shastri is currently on his second stint with the Indian national cricket team and was appointed after Anil Kumble's premature exit owing to his differences with captain Virat Kohli. He had earlier served as the director of the Indian cricket team from August 2014 to 2016.