BCCI Announced Anil Kumble as the New Indian Coach
Indian team finally got their new coach. In early June, BCCI advertised for the post of a head coach. A total of 57 candidates applied for the post.
Legendary Indian spinner Anil Kumble has become the new Indian coach. Kumble is currently the chief of ICC’s Cricket Committee and also a commentator. He also played the role of mentor for IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
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BCCI later in an advertisement mentioned candidates who know Hindi will get a preference. After this advertisement, BCCI almost made it clear that they will choose an Indian coach breaking the tradition of last decade.
Initially, BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) shortlisted 21 candidates which was later cut to just 10 names, and among them, were seven candidates from India and three were overseas candidates.
Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri, and Parvin Amre were the big Indian names in the list while Tom Moody, Andy Moles, and Stuart Law. But in the last couple days, the speculations was going on that the Cricket Advisory Committee will select an Indian candidate for the coaching job.
Former New Zealand cricketer John Wright was India’s first foreign coach. And then Greg Chappell became Indian coach for two years. Garry Kirsten has become India’s most successful coach after John Wright. Under Kirsten’s coaching India won the 2010 Asia Cup and the 2011 World Cup.