Interview for India coach today; Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri front-runners for job

Applicants that cannot attend the interview in Kolkata can do so via video-conferencing.

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016, 23:36 PM IST
Interview for India coach today; Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri front-runners for job

New Delhi: BCCI's  Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will on Tuesday (June 21) interview the shortlisted candidates for the role of India's head coach in Kolkata.

According to a report in the Times of India, the first meeting in this regard was held by the high-profile CAC at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai.

Former India captains Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri are considered to be the front-runners for the job, however the duo could face stiff competition from some of their former teammates.

CAC has been given the power to interview anyone out of the 21-candidate list as well. BCCI took this decision as some of the key names like Kumble did not meet all the criteria for the coveted job.

Applicants that cannot attend the interview in Kolkata can do so via video-conferencing.

"The meeting is being held in Kolkata because Ganguly cannot travel out of the city due to personal reasons," Board secretary Ajay Shirke told TOI.

"In case the CAC takes a little more time, the BCCI WC can always authorise the president (Anurag Thakur) and secretary to approve the recommendation of the CAC about the new coach," said Shirke.