BCCI invites applications for Team India coach, support staff

Mumbai:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday invited applications for several positions of the coaching and support staff, including head coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and an administrative manager for Team India.

The current coaching staff of Team India will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process, said the BCCI in a statement.

The interested candidates can apply on or before 5 PM on July 30, 2019.

The head coach should have coached a Test playing nation for a minimum of two years or three years with an associate member/A team/IPL side. The applicant also should have played 30 Tests or 50 ODIs.

The criteria remains the same for batting, bowling and fielding coach except the number of games played. The three personnel should have played at least 10 Tests or 25 ODIs and be less than 60 years of age.

The current support staff comprising head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from 3 August to 3 September.

Shastri was appointed in 2017 and succeeded former captain Anil Kumble. The 57-year-old former all-rounder was also India’s director of cricket from August 2014 to June 2016.

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