The Board of Control for Cricket in India will soon invite new applicants for the Indian cricket team’s support staff, including the head coach, Ravi Shastri who can still apply once again after his contract runs out next month.
The support staff including Coach Shashtri, Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun have been given a 45 days extension but their contract will end after India’s West Indies tour next month.
However, due to the departures of trainer Shankar Basu and physio Patrick Farhart, team India is set to have fresh applicants for the vacant positions.
Shastri’s tenure as Head Coach of Indian Team began in 2017, but, since then, the team has failed to win any major ICC Tournament under him. The 57-year-old was also India’s director of cricket from August 2014 to June 2016.
Although, under Shastri, Team India won its first-ever series in Australia.
“The job openings will put be up on our website in a day or two. Besides the support staff, fresh applications will also be invited for the post of team manager,” a BCCI official was quoted.
BCCI in 2017, for the first time, followed a transparent procedure for hiring Team manager, in accordance with the Lodha committee recommendations.
Ex-Tamil Nadu skipper Sunil Subramaniam was appointed on a year’s contract but got an extension.
For all positions, the BCCI will follow a proper recruitment process for the direct appointment.
After the West Indies tour, Team India is in action against South Africa at home. It is highly possible that India will begin their home calendar under the watchful eyes of new support staff.
BCCI will accept applications till 5 pm on 30th July.