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India team coach to be selected on July 10: Sourav Ganguly

India TV Sports Desk Kolkata 02 Jul 2017, 6:15:22 IST
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Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Sourav Ganguly on Saturday informed that the interview to select the new India coach will be held on July 10 in Mumbai. The former India captain is one of the three members of the CAC, alongside Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. 

"The interview will be held on July 10 in Mumbai," Ganguly told reporters at CAB before leaving for London to attend MCC's World Cricket committee meeting at the Lord's on July 3 and 4. 

July 9 is the deadline to apply for the coach's job, which has been reopened for the second time to seek more applications after Anil Kumble stepped down. Former India team director Ravi Shastri has emerged as a front runner for the top job, for which the likes of Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh have also applied.

The selection of a new coach was necessitated following Anil Kumble’s resignation from the job. He had resigned last month from the coach's position following the conclusion of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Kumble was to be automatically considered for the post by virtue of being the present coach. However, the rift between Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli resulted in the former leg-spinner handing out his resignation.

The Indian team, currently without the head coach, is in West Indies to play a five ODI match series. 

With PTI Inputs