The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be soon inviting applications for the Indian team manager’s post. For the post, only former players will be able to apply for the job.
BCCI said to The Indian Express media that application will be invited for those who have played First-Class or International Cricket will be accepted for the job.
The post was earlier treated as a junket for board members, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided to stop the practice. And the role of manager came after the Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble issue hit the headlines.
According to the sources BCCI statement, it is learned that “Only cricketers can become managers. Cricketers who have played First-Class or international cricket. We discussed whether members who have done a good job in the past should be allowed to take part in the application process.”
“However, we felt having cricketers as managers will help because they can understand what players’ needs are. Those cricketers who are having any post in associations can apply but will have to give up their post once picked.”
Former India opener WV Ramen is soon to be given as temporary coach of the India Under-19 team for their upcoming tour of England. As Rahul Dravid has accepted to continue his coaching role for the India Under-19 and India A teams. However, he will be head to South Africa with India A and will not travel with India Under-19 as both tours will take place at the same time.
The BCCI said to The Indian Express about Raman, “He knows all these boys and has been working in the NCA with them. Raman is the right candidate for the task and anyways he is in regular touch with Dravid.”
Fielding coach Abhay Sharma also will travel with the India Under-19 team. The board has not given him a two-year deal but would review his contract series by series. However, BCCI decided that bowling coach will not send with the team.
The India Under-19 will play their tournament for two four-day games and five one-day against England which will begins on 19 July. But, the board has given the power to choose his own support staff for the India A tour.