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What is the Eligibility Criteria of BCCI for Next Indian Coach?

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
India Team Coach
India Team Coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI has now streamlined the eligibility criteria for the selection of the next head coach. Those who are interested must note that, the head coach must be less than 60 years of age and have minimum international coaching experience of two years.

It is only a three-point list for all the coaching roles which includes head coach besides the positions in the batting, bowling and fielding department. Earlier, when Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach in July 2017, the BCCI had issued nine-points of eligibility criteria which lacked focus and clarity.

The BCCI stated, "The current coaching staff of Team India will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process."

Eligibility Criteria for India Coach:

  • The head coach must have coached a Test playing nation for a minimum of two years or three years with an associate member/A team/IPL side.

  • The applicant also must have played 30 Tests or 50

  • The criteria remain the same for batting, bowling and fielding coach except the number of games played.

  • The three personnel must have played at least 10 Tests or 25 ODIs and be less than 60 years of age.

  • The current support staff includes Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension.

  • Must note that, all of them can re-apply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart.

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