Announcement soon of India head coach
Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons further backed out of his interview on Friday for the role of India’s head coach, citing personal reasons. Simmons was among the 6 candidates selected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for a high-profile role.
Phil Simmons was scheduled to attend the interview conducted by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee at BCCI headquarters on Friday. He was one of 3 candidates to be interviewed via Skype, including Ravi Shastri and former Australia cricketer Tom Moody.
Phil Simmons, who won the T20 World Cup in 2016 with the West Indies, was appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan in 2017. The West Indies strategist took Afghanistan to the 10-team World Cup and withdrew from the role after the end of the quadrilateral. Tournament earlier this year.
The Kapil Dev-led CAC, which also stars Anshuman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy, conducted interviews for the shortlisted candidates. Robin Singh, who had previously worked with the Indian team as its support staff, was the first to attend the interview followed by Lalchand Rajput and former New Zealand coach Mike Hewson.
Ravi Shastri, who is currently in the West Indies, is set to give his interview around 5 PM IST.
Kapil Dev and the other 2 members of the CAC are expected to announce the new India head coach at a press conference at 6 pm IST. It was previously reported that the press conference will be held at 7 pm, but has been moved after Phil Simone’s exit.
On Friday, the newly appointed head coach will reportedly be awarded 2-year contracts until the T20 World Cup in 2021. The batting, bowling and fielding coaches who will be selected by the senior selection committee led by MSK Prasad. 2 year contract.
Given the success that Team India has achieved in the last 2 years, Ravi Shastri is a favorite to retain his job. Apart from winning historic series in South Africa (ODIs) and Australia (ODIs and Tests), India’s World Cup 2019 performance was impressive until the semi-finals in which they were eliminated from New Zealand.Read more