Six candidates shortlisted by the BCCI for Indian cricket team head coach position

Ravi Shastri's contract had been extended for 45 days after the World Cup 2019, so that the BCCI got enough time to conduct interviews and find a new head coach. Six candidates have been finalised, and here is the list.
Six candidates shortlisted by the BCCI for Indian cricket team head coach positionSix candidates shortlisted by the BCCI for Indian cricket team head coach position
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The BCCI has shortlisted six candidates for the high-profile job of the Indian cricket team's head coach. The six candidates include New Zealand's Mike Hesson, ex-Australian coach Tom Moody, current Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, ex-team India manager Lalchand Rajput, former Indian fielding coach Robin Singh, and current coach Ravi Shastri. 

The six players will have to give a presentation to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which is headed by Kapil Dev, and the final decision will be taken early next week. 

The CAC also comprises of Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. 

"These six will give presentation for head coach before CAC. It has been learnt that these six have been short-listed for interview with the CAC," a senior BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI.

Before leaving for the tour of Windies, captain Virat Kohli had expressed his views on who the next coach should be. He strongly backed Shastri to continue, but with Kapil Dev stating that the views of the captain will not be considered, a new coach is likely. 

Hesson and Moody are the front-runners for the role, but one cannot count out Simmons, who has played a huge role in the growth of Afghanistan cricket. He also was the coach when West Indies won the 2016 T20 World Cup. 

Robin Singh was associated with the team when India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, while Rajput was the head coach for the same tournament. 

Shastri has been with the team for a while now, earlier as the team director and was appointed the head coach in 2017 - after Anil Kumble's departure.

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