In response to inviting applications for the post of head coach of the Indian cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received responses from six candidates. Cricketer Virender Sehwag is also among the applicants.
The deadline for applying was Wednesday and three Indian cricketers are in the fray. Virender Sehwag and Lalchand Rajput have applied while Anil Kumble is a direct entrant.
The three other applicants are former Indian cricketer Dodda Ganesh, Englishman Richard Pybus, who had coached Pakistan and is currently involved with West Indies cricket, and Tom Moody, the former Sri Lankan coach.
The Indian cricket board had invited applications for the post on May 25. Anil Kumble, the current coach’s tenure ends with the ICC Champions Trophy and there is a speculation whether he will get an extension or not.
Kumble had taken over as the coach of the team last year and led the team to five successive series wins.
Sehwag has been the Kings XI Punjab team’s mentor in the last two seasons.