Fresh applications for the Indian cricket team’s support staff, including the head coach, will soon be invited by the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI).
The current head coach Ravi Shastri thus will need to reapply once his contract expires after next month’s tour of the West Indies.
“The job openings will 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,” said a BCCI official.
It may be mentioned here that the support staff comprising Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3.
All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively following India’s semifinal exit in the World Cup.
It may be mentioned here that post the West Indies tour, India’s home season kicks off with the series against South Africa beginning September 15.
Ravi Shastri was appointed India chief coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble’s tenure ended prematurely in controversial circumstances.
The 57-year-old was also India’s director of Indian cricket from August 2014 to June 2016.