Application deadline for Team India Head Coach extended till July 9

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Team India Head Coach till July 9. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for India Men's Cricket Team. The candidates who have applied earlier need not reapply and will be included in the final list of applicants," a release stated. The release also states that applicants should be available for an interview in person or via video-conferencing by next week, hinting that the coach will most likely be appointed before the Sri Lanka series, which starts in the last week of July. Meanwhile, BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna said that the new coach for the Indian cricket team, whose tenure will be fixed at least till 2019 World Cup, will be announced before the Sri Lankan tour. Following Kumble's disclosure that he stepped down from the post after Indian Skipper Virat Kohli had reservations about his coaching style and the extension of his tenure, BCCI senior official Rajeev Shukla said that the captain would not have a say on the appointment of the new coach. In a strongly worded letter, Kumble took to Twitter to reveal the reason behind his surprising decision. Kumble said that although the BCCI had, several times, attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between him and the captain, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and therefore, he had decided to move on. However, Kohli, before India's opening encounter at the Champions Trophy against Pakistan rejected the reports of him having rift with the head coach, saying they were mere speculations which have been created by the people. Kumble was appointed the coach in June 2016 for a one-year term by the CAC and was instantly successful. Under him, India won Test series against West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia. Meanwhile, the BCCI has now deputed its general manager, Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar, will continue to remain the Batting Coach and the Fielding Coach, respectively. (ANI)