It is a big day today as India will get to know who will be the next coach of the Indian cricket team. The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is meeting in Mumbai on Monday to scrutinise candidates for the high-profile job of the Indian men’s cricket team coach. For the record, BCCI received 10 CVs — Ravi Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh, Lalchand Rajput, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma (Oman national team coach), Phil Simmons and Upendranath Brahmachari (engineer with no cricketing background). It is learnt that the CAC will interview six of the 10 candidates. As per sources, the six likely candidates are Shastri, Sehwag, Moody, Simmons, Pybus and Rajput.
Here are all the LIVE updates:-
5:48 PM Virat Kohli needs to understand how coaches operate, says Sourav Ganguly
5:45 PM: BCCI will speak to Virat Kohli, everyone has to be on the same page, says Sourav Ganguly
5:44 PM No end to suspense over next Indian cricket team coach. Sourav Ganguly says need a few more days to decide
5:33 PM Sourav, Sachin and VVS are in the panel to decide on the name of the next coach.
5:32 PM Interviews are over now. The announcement will be made shortly.
5:22 PM Name of next Indian cricket team coach to be announced shortly
4:14 PM The news agency PTI had reported that however, it is still not clear what would be the view point of Sourav Ganguly, with whom Shastri had a very public spat with both taking potshots at each other.
3:48 PM The position had fallen vacant after former head coach and legendary spinner Anil Kumble resigned from the post before the West Indies series due to differences with skipper Virat Kohli.
3:35 PM Given his cordial equation with Virat Kohli, Shastri, who had a successful tenure as team director with India reaching the 50 over World Cup semifinal, is the favourite, PTI reported.
3:30 PM Shastri had initially not applied for the post but when the BCCI extended the deadline for acceptance of applications till July 9, the former skipper jumped into the fray and suddenly became the hot favourite.
3:26 PM Sourav Ganguly says will reveal name in the evening