NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Thursday that it will begin the process for new applicants for the position of head coach of the Indians men’s cricket team, with Anil Kumble a direct entrant into the process by virtue of being the current coach.
Kumble’s tenure expires following the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy – where India will hope to defend the title they won in 2013 under MS Dhoni – which runs from June 1 to 18. 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 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”.