Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri had on Thursday officially confirmed that he had applied for the post of India’s head coach with all the required documents, as demanded by the BCCI in the official advertisement. The former Indian team director is keen to coach the national team and is expected to be confirmed by the BCCI as the head coach, given the influence he has within the board.
“Yes, i have applied to the chief coach’s post in the morning through email. I have sent the BCCI all the documents as mentioned in the advertisement”, Ravi Shastri confirmed.
When asked about whether he had included any presentation documents regarding his future work with the team, the former cricketer said, “Look, i have sent my application after going through the advertisement in detail. If the advertisement asks for any additional information then my application will have it and i have done my part, now it is with the BCCI to select the right candidate. I cannot speak anything more than this”, he concluded.
The BCCI has officially advertised for the post of Chief-coach of the Indian cricket team on June 1st, with June 10th as the deadline for the interested candidates to apply. It is believed that the BCCI looks to select the best candidate from the list of applicants through screening, before the tour of West Indies starting next month.
Apart from Shastri, National Selection Committee chairman, Sandeep Patil had also applied for the high-profile post last week. Sports analysts says that it would be a tough job for the BCCI to decide the head coach as applicants for the post have been politically strong within the BCCI.