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BCCI to appoint professional manager for Team India soon

BCCI to appoint professional manager for Team India soon

According to a report in The Indian Express, the Delhi batsman's resume read, "mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before".

Phil Simmons has reportedly applied for India's head coach job.

After formally submitting his application to the BCCI, Ravi Shastri has become the frontrunner for the India head coach job. Likewise, in 2016, Kumble was preferred over Moody, as a foreign coach is not the first preference of our team.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is mulling the introduction of interview system to finalise the support staff of the national team at all levels - senior and junior.

In an interview, Gavaskar said, "Ravi (Shastri) actually was the one where the turnaround actually started for the Indian cricket team back in 2014".

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So, this combination looks set to resume unless the CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who are entrusted with the job of appointing the next coach, decide to go for someone else. The Indian team also lifted the Asia Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup under Shastri's guidance.

Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Venkatesh Prasad, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput, have also thrown their hat into the ring. In addition to that, there have been reports that the Men in Blue are backing Shastri under whom the team won their first Test series in Sri Lanka in 22 years followed by a 3-0 win against South Africa in a 4-match home Test series. Kohli must have been a central figure in both Kumble's resignation and Shastri applying for India coach as well.

Kumble would have got an automatic entry in the process but the former Indian player stepped down from his post of head coach after the conclusion of Champions Trophy.

Also, Ravi Shastri being team's favourite makes him a suitable candidate for the job.