India's head coach to be chosen after Independence Day; interviews will be a one-day process

Skipper Virat Kohli's opinion on the next head coach will not be sought, with the CAC and then the BCCI choosing the next head coach of the Indian cricket team.
India's head coach to be chosen after Independence Day; interviews will be a one-day processIndia's head coach to be chosen after Independence Day; interviews will be a one-day process
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The selection of India's next head coach will be done after Independence Day, with the trio of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, members of the Cricket Advisory Committee who will pick the next coach, interviewing the shortlisted candidtates next week. It was earlier reported that the interviews will be conducted on August 13 and 14. 

However, sources stated that one day will be enough to interview all candidates, as around six people have been shortlisted. 

"The meeting was initially set to take place on August 13 and 14, but after shortlisting the candidates, it has come to the fore that around six candidates fit the bill for the position of the head coach and thus, one day of interviews should be enough.

"Some paperwork still remains and that needs to be completed before the CAC can start the process of interviewing the eligible candidates. Don't see the process happening before August 15," the source said.

The source also added that skipper Virat Kohli will have no say in the selection of the head coach, just like the women's cricket team captain had no say when their coach was picked. 

"Don't see a reason why the captain should be involved as there are guidelines given clearly as to who fits the bill and now it is for the three-member committee to decide on who is the candidate most suited to become the head coach. There is no role for either the captain or the CoA. The same process as was followed during appointing the women's coach will be followed.

"They will obviously give something like a top three to the BCCI as per their preference and after that it is for the BCCI to approach the person on the top of the list. If that person has all the criteria boxes ticked, he comes in. If not, then the person who is second on the list will be approached. But the call will be with the CAC on preparing the list as per their preference," the source pointed.

The head coach will be picked by the CAC, while the support staff will be picked by the Indian selection committee. It is being reported that bowling coach Bharat Arun's position is secure, but Sanjay Bangar, batting coach, is under the scanner and could potentially be replaced by Praveen Amre.

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