Anil Kumble eyes extension as India coach, Virender Sehwag and Tom Moody among applicants

first_imgVirender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh are among six candidates who have applied for the role of the Indian cricket team’s head coach. Incumbent Anil Kumbe has also reapplied.CLICK TO WATCH FULL VIDEOThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had started its hunt to select the new head coach of the senior men’s team. Current coach Kumble’s term expires after the ICC Champions Trophy in England on June 18.”To ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee,” the Indian board had said in a press statement.”The BCCI’s three-member advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian Cricket forward.”However, Kumble’s position as coach seemingly became untenable after reports first emerged on India Today that he did not share a great relationship with the rest of the team . The India captain had reportedly complained to the Committee of Administrators and told them of Kumble’s intimidating approach. According to sources, the players and the coach do not share a very cordial relationship.But the BCCI had said that procedures were being followed in the appointment of the next coach. Last year, the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had selected Kumble from among a host of other important names.Kumble has enjoyed a lot of success as India coach and has won back five back-to-back Test series, including four at home. Under his tenure, India also defeated New Zealand and England in limited-overs series at home.advertisementIndia are currently in England to defend the Champions Trophy which concludes on June 18. Kumble’s term expires on June 20.Sehwag is currently team director at Kings XI Punjab while Moody is coach of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pybus has in the past coached Bangladesh and Pakistan.Rajput was at the helm as manager when India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and then won the CB Series in Australia a few months later. He had to make way for Gary Kirsten, whose three year stint as India coach ended with the 2011 World Cup triumph at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.last_img read more