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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the positions of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach and fielding coach for Team India. In addition, BCCI has also invited applications for the position of Head Sports Science and Medicine with the National Cricket Academy. The deadline for the post of head coach is October 26 while the deadline for the post of batting, bowling and fielding coach is November 3.

Notably, the ongoing T20 World Cup is the last assignment for current Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, who will leave after his tenure gets over next month. BCCI has set the following requirements for the head coach role:

– Should have played minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI’s

– Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL Team or Equivalent International Leagues/First Class Teams/National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years

– Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent.

– Below 60 years of age at the time of appointment

“The Head coach should be an outstanding communicator and man manager. Their focus will be on managing a competitive, highly skilled and self-reliant Indian team and an elite performance environment that demands exceptional standards of professionalism,” the BCCI circular said.

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Rahul Dravid likely to be India’s next head coach

National Cricket Academy head coach Rahul Dravid is likely to be the next head coach of Team India. According to reports, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah held a meeting with Dravid and convinced him to took the job. “Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of NCA soon", a BCCI official was quoted saying to TOI.

Rahul Dravid also coached the young Indian team in the Sri Lanka series in July while the main team were concurrently playing in England. It has been also speculated that Paras Mhambrey will be the new bowling coach of Team India.