Earlier this month when reports suggested that Kumble and Kohli are having some issues and it might lead to the appointment of the new coach, most of the people thought that BCCI will resolve it. The BCCI is open for head coach position and Anil Kumble got a direct entry but every day we get a new name on the list. The latest name which is going on the head coach applicants list is former India seamer and current junior national chief selector, Venkatesh Prasad.
Venkatesh Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs in the 90s, is set to finish his three-year term as the junior India chief selector in September this year. The 47-year-old refused to confirm the development, but it’s reliably learned that he is willing to compete with the likes of Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh. Although Prasad is not confirming the reports.
“I have made my intentions clear that I am very, very keen to perform the role of an assistant coach or a bowling coach. Which is something I am quite keen about and hope CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) will take a note of it,” said Prasad.
The head coach position has been vacant since Anil Kumble’s resignation following India’s 180-run defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at the Oval on June 18. BCCI has stated that they will declare the new coach before the tour of Sri Lanka.