BCCI invites applications for India men's cricket team head coach, support staff

The current support staff comprising head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process.

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, Bowling coach Bharat Arun and batting coach Sanjay Bangar during a practice session.   -  Getty Images

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the head coach and support staff of the India men's cricket team.

The current support staff comprising head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R. Sridhar - who  were given a 45-day contract extension following the World Cup - will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process.

All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively following India’s semifinal exit in the World Cup.

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The BCCI issued a three-point eligibility criteria for the roles of head coach and batting, bowling and fielding coach, which covers age, playing experience and coaching experience. Each of these roles requires someone below the age of 60 with international experience of two years or domestic experience of three years. The head coach applicant should have played a minimium of 30 Test matches or 50 ODIs, while the batting, bowling and fielding coaches should have played 10 Test matches or 25 ODI. Here is the eligibility criteria in full.

Coaching, strength and conditioning and medical staff will be appointed for the period between September 5, 2019 to Nov 24, 2021, while the appointment of administrative manager will be for a one-year period.

Former Tamil Nadu captain Sunil Subramanian was appointed team manager in 2017 on a year-contract but he got an extension.

The current support staff's extension period covers the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. India returns to action at home in September in the series against South Africa.

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The BCCI will be receiving fresh applications till 5pm on July 30.