Shantha Rangaswamy joins panel to pick women's coach

The ad-hoc panel will conduct the interviews to select the new Indian women's cricket team coach. Former India captain Kapil Dev and Aunshuman Gaekwad are the other two members in the panel.

Shantha Rangaswamy was officially informed about the decision on Tuesday afternoon — through phone calls and email by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s GM, Cricket Operations, Syed Saba Karim.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Former India women’s team captain, Shantha Rangaswamy, has been roped as the third member of the ad-hoc panel, which will conduct the interviews for the Indian women's team coach's job. Former India captain Kapil Dev and Aunshuman Gaekwad are the other two members.

Rangaswamy was officially informed about the decision on Tuesday afternoon — through phone calls and email by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s GM, Cricket Operations, Syed Saba Karim. And, she has given her consent. Sportstar had reported on such a possibility earlier.

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The applicants can send in their resumes till December 14 and the panel will conduct the interview, at the BCCI headquarters, on December 20.

As of now, the Board has received 13 applications, which includes former India pacer, Manoj Prabhakar, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs, former England cricketers Owais Shah, Dimitri Mascarehas and India’s domestic coach Sandeep Dahad and Atul Bedade.

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The ad-hoc panel had to be formed after the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, decided to stay out of the interview process as the members were not informed about it well in advance.