Following Anil Kumble’s resignation, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently extended the date for the application for Team India’s head coach to July 09. Now after Ravi Shastri, it is learnt that Former Indian cricketer and current junior national chief selector, Venkatesh Prasad has applied for the post as well. Also Read - IPL 2020: BCCI And Vivo Suspend IPL Title Sponsor Association For This Year
According to a Times of India report, Prasad is the latest to throw his hat for Team India’s head coach post. Prasad is currently serving as the junior India chief selector, and his term will end in September. However, as indicated by BCCI earlier that the team will get new coach ahead of Sri Lanka tour which starts in August. So it will be interesting to see whether Prasad gets the nod or not. Also Read- BCCI announces squads for India A’s tour of South Africa Also Read - ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit Maintain Hold Over Top-Two Batting Slots as England And Ireland Players Move Upwards
Apart from Shastri and Prasad Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh have also applied for the post. As of now, Shastri looks favourite to take over as full-time India coach. Also Read - England vs Pakistan: If it Was Virat Kohli Everyone Would be Talking But Not so For Babar Azam: Nasser Hussain
Kumble after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 decided to quit following reports of alleged rift with Virat Kohli. However, he was given an extension till West Indies tour which is underway, but Kumble decided against it.