Race to Indian cricket team coach begins as few former internationals throw their hat into the ring

There are just two more days to go for candidates to apply for the post of Team India’s head coach. As of Wednesday evening, former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie was the sole prominent foreigner to have applied for the job, says a report in The New Indian Express.

Former Australia all-rounder Stuart Law has also shown interest and one understands that Tom Moody, who recently guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to the IPL title, will also throw his hat in the ring. On Wednesday, former India cricketer Venkatesh Prasad also applied for the job and has even expressed his desire to be the bowling coach, a role he has performed in the past. Sandeep Patil, Ravi Shastria, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput are among Indians to have applied for the post,” says the report.

“I applied this morning,” said Prasad, the current chairman of the BCCI junior selecting committee. According to a report in the Asian Age, Rajput, after confirming about his application, said it was good to have a healthy competition. “I have not sent any presentation. Now the only the desire is to convey my intention. Once I am called for an interview, I will do a presentation,” he said.