The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the various positions in supporting staff including the head coach of Indian men’s cricket team.
The board has called applications for Head Coach, Batting Coach, Bowling Coach, Fielding Coach, Physiotherapist, Strength and Conditioning Coach. Besides the support staff, fresh applications will also be invited for the post of team manager. The job openings will put be up on the website in a day or two. The BCCI will be receiving fresh applications till 5PM on July 30.
The current support staff comprising head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar – who were given a 45-day contract extension following the World Cup – will get an automatic entry in the recruitment process. All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively following India’s semifinal exit in the World Cup.
Coaching, strength and conditioning and medical staff will be appointed for the period between September 5, 2019 to Nov 24, 2021, while the appointment of administrative manager will be for a one-year period.
It was the first time that the BCCI had followed a transparent procedure for hiring the team manager, in accordance with the Lodha committee recommendations. For all positions, the BCCI has done away with direct appointment and follows a proper recruitment process