As the tenure of Ravi Shastri as the coach of the Indian cricket team comes to an end, a reshuffle of the coaching staff of the Indian team is in order. The BCCI has already decided to start the process of appointing the new head coach of Indian cricket team and also specialist coaches in batting, bowling, and fielding as well as a new head for the Sports science and medical at NCA.
According to TOI, BCCI announced that they were inviting applications for the abovementioned positions. The final applications for the head coach’s position are supposed to be submitted by the 26th of October, while for the batting and bowling coach’s position the date is the 3rd of November. The coaches shall be provided with a 2-year contract, while the head for sports science and medicine, who will have a pre-set retirement age. The eligibility criteria are very simple, the coach should be below the age of 60 at the time of appointment.
The present head coach Shastri is 60, the batting coach Rathour is 52, bowling coach Arun is 59 and the fielding coach Shridhar is 51. However, only Rathour will send his application from these individuals, while others have decided to walk away.
Shastri earlier cited slowing down in life as a reason for walking away from the position of the head coach. It is noticeable that the individual has spent 42 years of his life in the cricket circuit. It all started as a player and then he turned into a commentator and of late as a coach. Under his stint, India reached the final of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 World Test Championship final, and lost to New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup’s semi-final.
It has been brought to notice, that Shastri wishes to continue as a coach for an IPL team or commentator in the coming seasons. Rathour who has made himself a name by changing the complexion of the Indian Lower order batting lineup in recent years could possibly apply for the Head Coach position.