With the departure of Anil Kumble from the role of Indian cricket team’s role, 10 candidates applied for the post. However, the list was trimmed down to six on from ten Sunday. Ravi Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput are the candidates who will appear in front of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which comprises of Sachin tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. Further, their future will be decided.
Apart from the six selected to present their case, Dodda Ganesh, Lance Klusener, Rakesh Sharma, who has coached Oman, and Upendranath Bramhachari, a layman with no cricketing background had applied for the role. There were also reports that Klusener has been kept on standby. While Shastri has worked as the Team Director in the past, Rajput has worked with the India A, India Under-19 and the Afghanistan national team. Rajput was also the Team Manager of India during the 2007 World T20, when the side didn’t have a head coach. Sehwag has mentored Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab.
Moody too has worked with Sunrisers Hyderabad as the head coach and has a pretty impressive record with the franchise. He has also worked with various franchises across the Twenty20 leagues. The former Australia player was also at the helm of the affairs when Sri Lanka made it to the final in the 2007 World Cup. Simmons, the former Windies player, has overseen the development of sides like Ireland and Windies as head coach. He was in command of the side when they won the World T20 in India last year. Pybus, who currently holds a position in West Indies Cricket as the director of cricket, has coached Pakistan and Bangladesh previously.
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