Former Indian bowler Venkatesh Prasad on Thursday dismissed reports of his application for the post of Team India coach. However, Prasad added that he is keen on taking up the role of an assistant coach or a bowling coach. Also Read - ICC Board Meeting: BCCI, Cricket Australia to Discuss Swapping of T20 World Cups
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“I have made my intentions clear that I am very, very keen to perform the role of an assistant coach or a bowling coach. Which is something I am quite keen about and hope CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) will take a note of it,” Prasad was quoted as saying. Also Read - Even if There is One Coronavirus Positive Case, The IPL Could be Doomed: KXIP Co-Owner Ness Wadia
Prasad already had a stint with the Indian cricket team as a bowling coach.
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Prasad played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs for India and currently he’s working as the junior India chief selector and his three-year term will end in September this year.
Anil Kumble decided to quit following reports of alleged rift with Virat Kohli after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 .
However, he was given an extension till West Indies tour which is underway, but Kumble decided against it.
Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh and Ravi Shastri remain in fray for the job.
BCCI is expected to make the announcement of the new coach before the Sri Lanka tour in July-end.