Amid Kumble row,Sehwag applies for India coach's post
Former India batsman and explosive opener Virender Sehwag is among the marquee names to have applied for the coach's job to head the Indian cricket team. Other names in the picture to have also applied for the position are Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Doda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput. Current team coach, Anil Kumble, is an automatic entry into the process.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had invited interested candidates to apply for the position of 'Head Coach' for the Senior India Men's Cricket Team with a deadline of May 31.
BCCI had earlier announced that it will begin the process for new applicants after Kumble's tenure expires following the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy. According to reports, the board is apparently miffed with Kumble's demand for a massive hike in central contracts for players and his own salary.
In a media release, the BCCI had stated that it was calling upon interested candidates for the position of head coach of the men's team and that to "ensure a fair and completely transparent process" a nominee of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the process of selecting the best candidate along with the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
The three legends of Indian cricket, said the BCCI, will "conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian cricket forward".