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Venkatesh Prasad denies applying for Team India head coach job, but says he is keen on an assistant's role

Venkatesh Prasad denies applying for Team India head coach job, but says he is keen on an assistant's role

His stated desire may well pose as a challenge to Zaheer Khan, who is also reportedly in the fray to become the bowling coach.

Team India's next coach: After Ravi Shastri, Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat into the ring for top job

Team India's next coach: After Ravi Shastri, Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat into the ring for top job

Prasad, who is currently working as the junior national chief selector, however refused to confirm the development.

MSK Prasad named new chairman of selectors; Ajay Shirke re-elected as secretary

MSK Prasad named new chairman of selectors; Ajay Shirke re-elected as secretary

Venkatesh Prasad was appointed as the new chairman of selectors while Ajay Shirke was retained as the BCCI secretary in the board's Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Mumbai.

Revealed: Names of former India cricketers who have applied for selectors' job

Revealed: Names of former India cricketers who have applied for selectors' job

Indian board received an encouraging response despite its a stringent eligibility criteria.

 Virender Sehwag on a roll! Read his hilarious birthday message for Venkatesh Prasad

Virender Sehwag on a roll! Read his hilarious birthday message for Venkatesh Prasad

Viru's 'bindas' attitude with clearly reflects in his tweets as well.

VIDEO: India vs Pakistan — Is this the greatest send-off in international cricket?

VIDEO: India vs Pakistan — Is this the greatest send-off in international cricket?

An emotionally charged Prasad's sending off of Sohail is still regarded as one of the best celebratory moments for India.

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.

 Bangladesh bowling coach: BCB may have expressed interest looking at my credentials, says  Venkatesh Prasad

Bangladesh bowling coach: BCB may have expressed interest looking at my credentials, says Venkatesh Prasad

Along with Prasad, the other three candidates in the fray are Sri Lanka's Champaka Ramanayake, Chaminda Vaas and Pakistan's Aaqib Javed.

Gagan Khoda surprised by 'call' to become national selector

Khoda, who is working with Indian Oil, said he was staying away from cricket after bidding adieu a couple of years ago.