Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, the man behind India’s first World Cup title has been assigned the responsibility of selecting Team India’s new Head Coach. The interviews for the post will be conducted in Mid-August when the team will be on their West Indies tour.
The decision came forward after Committee of Administrators’ (COA) meeting. Apart from the former captain, the panel includes former women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy and former men’s coach Anshuman Gaekwad.
Post meeting, COA chief Vinod Rai said, “These three will pick the men’s coach. It is not an ad-hoc body. But this all is subject to conflict of interest. The interviews of the candidates are expected to take place in mid-August.”
When asked of Virat Kohli’s say in the matter, Rai said, “No, he has no opinion.”
Currently, Ravi Shastri along with the support staff are on 45-day extension till the end of West Indies tour, and the interviews for the Coach selection will commence in August and will be finalised.
The same Panel was also responsible of picking Women’s coach in December 2018 in the capacity of an ad-hoc body.