For the best experience, open
on your mobile browser.

Not Laxman Or Langer But BCCI In Discussions With IPL Coach To Take Charge Of Indian Team: Reports

The eligibility criteria include extensive playing or coaching experience, with remuneration being negotiable based on experience. Candidates must also be prepared for the high-pressure environment associated with handling elite athletes.
10:51 AM May 15, 2024 IST | Aniket Raj
not laxman or langer but bcci in discussions with ipl coach to take charge of indian team  reports
Team India Coach

On Monday, the BCCI put out a notice seeking applications for the position of the new head coach of the Indian men's cricket team. The appointed coach will commence duties from July 1, following the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2024, marking the end of Rahul Dravid's tenure. Dravid is not expected to pursue or be offered an extension. The incoming coach's term will span until December 31, 2027, encompassing the period up to the ODI World Cup in 2027.

Speculation regarding India's new coach is abundant, with the possibility of an overseas coach not being dismissed. As per a report, the BCCI's senior officials have informally engaged in discussions with Stephen Fleming. The New Zealand native has a significant coaching stint with the Chennai Super Kings, offering him a deep understanding of both Indian players and the conditions they operate in.

However, the report also highlighted a potential hurdle: with the new coach expected to accompany the Indian cricket team for 10 months annually, it remains uncertain whether Fleming will indeed submit an application. The deadline for applications for the position is set for May 27.

Also Read: Justin Langer ‘Curious’ About Team India Coaching Role As BCCI Calls For Applications

According to sources cited in the report, the Indian cricket team is anticipated to undergo a transitional phase, with young talents emerging while seasoned players gradually retire. In this context, Fleming is viewed as a suitable candidate. However, the report also notes that as of now, Fleming has not conveyed any intentions to the CSK management about departing from the franchise, with whom he has achieved five IPL titles.

The prerequisites in terms of qualifications, experience, knowledge, and skills for the top position are also noteworthy.

The BCCI release outlined the eligibility criteria as follows: Candidates must have participated in a minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI's; or served as the Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation for a minimum of 2 years; or acted as the Head Coach of an Associate member, IPL Team, or Equivalent International League/First Class Teams/National A teams for a minimum of 3 years; or obtained BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent. Additionally, candidates should be below 60 years of age.

In terms of remuneration, the BCCI states that it is negotiable and will be determined based on the candidate's experience.

The "operating environment" column is intriguing, as it emphasizes the necessity for candidates to be prepared to meet the work expectations and pressures associated with managing high-profile athletes.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2024: India To Play Semifinal In Guyana If They Reach Last-Four Stage

Tags :
tlbr_img1 World tlbr_img2 Trending tlbr_img3 Entertainment tlbr_img4 Video