BCCI shortlists 21 candidates out of 57 for the post of head coach of Indian cricket team

cricket bat ballMumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has shortlisted in 21 candidates out of the 57 applications that it had received for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team. These 21 applicants were found to meet the primary criteria specified by the BCCI.

Now the list of shortlisted candidate will be handed over to the cricket advisory committee which consists of three eminent cricketers, namely Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman in association with Sanjay Jagdale, who will act as chief co-ordinator of this committee.

“The said committee under the coordination of Jagdale will process and scrutinise all the applications, conduct interviews and seek presentations from candidates as the committee deems fit. Should the committee desire to look at all the 57 applications as well, the said will be made available to them. The committee will be required to go through the process and on completion, recommend its choice of selection to the President of the BCCI, Anurag Thakur, through the hony secretary,” said Ajay Shirke, honorary secretary, BCCI in a statement on Wednesday.

“The primary operations and activities of the committee will be carried out in the Mumbai office of the BCCI. Sachin Tendulkar who is a key member of this committee, but is out of the country, has confirmed his availability as and when required through video conference facilities. The committee is expected to give its report by the 22nd of June 2016 to the Hony Secretary of the BCCI,” the statement read.