Process to pick India support staff begins August 16

Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad will start the process of quizzing the candidates for the various coaching roles alongside the CAC that will pick the head coach.

Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad will start the process of quizzing the candidates for the various coaching roles from August 16.   -  FILE PHOTO/ VIJAY BATE

 

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) made it clear the interview process for the appointment of India’s support staff will begin from August 16.

While the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet in Mumbai on Friday to interview the six short-listed candidates for the position of head coach, the chairman of selection committee MSK Prasad will ‘simultaneously’ start the process of quizzing the candidates for the various coaching roles.

“Interviews will start now. Shortlisting has been done. I won’t get into the names since there are too many speculations. There is no pressure on anybody (with regard to coach selection). The CAC is an independent body who will select the coach and balance will be done by selectors. That is the normal process as per the constitution,” said CoA member Ravi Thodge.

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In a meeting here on Tuesday, the members of the CoA also discussed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elections scheduled for October 22. “We discussed the upcoming elections. There were discussions with Electoral Officer N Gopalaswami. And certain things have been resolved. A code has been drawn out…,” Thodge added.

Some of the state cricket associations are yet to complete the process to comply with the Lodha Committee recommendations as directed by the CoA but Thodge said there is ‘ample time’ left.

“They are all coming on board. There will be minor delays (in the process). There is ample time still. We just took a review and most of them will join. I don’t see such a great difficulty in getting it done. Some of them are yet to register their constitutions. Figures keep changing on daily basis. It’s more than 24-25… (those who have fallen in line).The intentions are to hold the elections around the date which is given (October 22),” he said.