Despite big money on table, Rahul Dravid rejected Anurag Thakur's offer to coach India - Here's why

Despite big money on table, Rahul Dravid rejected Anurag Thakur's offer to coach India - Here's why

Other big names in the race were Ravi Shastri and Sandeep Patil.

 Anil Kumble's appointment: This is what 'disappointed' Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil said...

Anil Kumble's appointment: This is what 'disappointed' Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil said...

The duo however, congratulated Kumble and wished him the best.

Haven't received any invitation for Team India coach interview, confirms Sandeep Patil

Haven't received any invitation for Team India coach interview, confirms Sandeep Patil

However Patil said that he has full faith in the CAC which has big names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

Shortlisting India's next coach: Sachin Tendulkar to help BCCI in picking head coach by video link

Shortlisting India's next coach: Sachin Tendulkar to help BCCI in picking head coach by video link

The high-powered committee has less than a week to pick a coach, with their choice expected to be submitted for approval by June 22. The new coach is likely to be appointed before India`s tour of the West Indies in July.

21 applicants shortlisted: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman to pick India's head coach

21 applicants shortlisted: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman to pick India's head coach

A number of high-profile names including Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble, Sandeep Patil have applied for the top job.

BCCI ​likely to name India's new head coach in working committee meet on June 24

BCCI ​likely to name India's new head coach in working committee meet on June 24

Apart from the naming of the head coach, the Working Committee also has to ratify the decisions taken by the Board's Technical Committee.

Hunt for India's next coach: BCCI confirms Anil Kumble's candidature for top job

Hunt for India's next coach: BCCI confirms Anil Kumble's candidature for top job

After former Team Director Ravi Shastri and India's current chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil, Kumble is the third high-profile applicant for the job.

Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil among 57 applicants for post of India coach​: BCCI

Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil among 57 applicants for post of India coach​: BCCI

Apart from Shastri and Patil, some of the other former India players who have applied for the top job are Venkatesh Prasad, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Hrishikesh Kanitkar.

Venkatesh Prasad applies for post of Indian cricket coach

Venkatesh Prasad applies for post of Indian cricket coach

At the moment, Prasad, 46, is the chairman of the BCCI junior selecting committee.

'Confident' Balwinder Sandhu applies for Indian coaching job

'Confident' Balwinder Sandhu applies for Indian coaching job

"I have coached Mumbai, MP and Baroda and also the (defunct) ICL teams," said Sandhu.

BCCI will take decision on captaincy: MS Dhoni on making Virat Kohli skipper in all formats

BCCI will take decision on captaincy: MS Dhoni on making Virat Kohli skipper in all formats

During the short sojourn, India are slated to play three ODIs and three T20Is.

On India's coaching job: Yes I have applied for the post, confirms Ravi Shastri

On India's coaching job: Yes I have applied for the post, confirms Ravi Shastri

Shastri is the biggest name that has so far applied for the coveted post apart from current chairman of selectors and another former coach Sandeep Patil , who has also thrown his hat in the ring.

Ravi Shastri applies for post of Indian cricket coach

Ravi Shastri applies for post of Indian cricket coach

The BCCI has opened the recruitment process for the position of head coach, with the deadline for applications being June 10.

Sandeep Patil: BCCI's chief selector wants to become India's next coach

Sandeep Patil: BCCI's chief selector wants to become India's next coach

The BCCI's chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil has probably become the first big name to submit his application for the post of Indian cricket coach.

Errors by BCCI selectors: Right squad, wrong spellings!

Errors by BCCI selectors: Right squad, wrong spellings!

The errors were visible in the two sheets posted by the BCCI through it's official account:

We are looking at future of Indian cricket: Sandeep Patil on Yuvraj, Harbhajan's axing

We are looking at future of Indian cricket: Sandeep Patil on Yuvraj, Harbhajan's axing

When asked why the duo was ignored for the tour, the selection committee chief pointed out that the panel is looking at the future of the country’s cricket.

Virat Kohli has been advised rest by Team India physiotherapist after IPL 2016: Sandeep Patil

Virat Kohli has been advised rest by Team India physiotherapist after IPL 2016: Sandeep Patil

Kohli recently sustained a split webbing on his left hand while fielding against Kolkata Knight Riders as he went for a diving catch.

Shardul Thakur: From slamming Indian Premier League, to maiden Test call up

Shardul Thakur: From slamming Indian Premier League, to maiden Test call up

The Mumbai pacer is the only uncapped player in India's 17-member West Indies-bound Test team.

Selectors are likely to give Mahendra Dhoni option to decide on Zimbabwe tour

Selectors are likely to give Mahendra Dhoni option to decide on Zimbabwe tour

The national selection committee under Sandeep Patil are set to leave it to limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to decide on whether he will make himself available or not for the short tour of Zimbabwe from June 11-20.

Injured Mohammed Shami ruled out of Asia Cup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar named replacement

Injured Mohammed Shami ruled out of Asia Cup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar named replacement

Shami has failed to fully recover from a hamstring injury.