Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble

Just after BCCI had revealed that as many as 57 people had applied for the post, another big name has been added to the list of probables for Indian cricket team coach in the form of former India coach Anil Kumble.

According to CRICINFO, Kumble, who is presently the Chairman of the ICC (International Cricket Council) cricket committee, sent his application by email to the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).

The legendary Indian legspinner has played 132 Tests and 271 ODIs for India with great and was one of India’s greatest match-winners for the team taking 619 wickets in Tests and 337 wickets in ODIs. He retired during the India-Australia Test in Delhi in 2008.

Former Team India director Ravi Shastri, national selectors Sandeep Patil and Vikram Rathour, Pravin Amre, Venkatesh Prasad, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Surendra Bhave and Hrishikesh Kanitkar are all among those interested in the assignment.

Former Zimbabwe coach Dave Whatmore and Australian Cricketer Stuart Law has also applied for the top job.

The BCCI have not revealed the names of the applicants, but said that secretary Ajay Shirke is currently conducting a preliminary review of the applications received, with the shortlisted candidates to be reviewed by the cricket advisory panel.


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