The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which reluctantly came under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) earlier this month, have shot off a letter to the doping agency seeking explanation how National Dope Testing Laboratory’s (NDTL) accreditation will affect the collection and testing of cricketers’ samples.
The summer of 1996 and India’s tour of England are remembered for the arrival of two men who would go on to make a name for themselves as legends of Indian cricket — Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. The series also saw the debut of another Indian batsman - Vikram Rathour, who didn’t have quite as decorated a career, but is now all set to become India’s new batting coach.
There were plenty of foreign candidates who sent in their applications for the India team’s support staff positions. But like in the case for selection of the Indian head coach where Mike Hesson and Tom Moody finished behind Ravi Shastri, the Indian candidates finished in front in the race to bag the support staff position as well.
Former India opener and national selector Vikram Rathour is set to be India’s new batting coach up to the 2021 World T20 on Thursday (August 22) after pipping a strong challenge from incumbent Sanjay Bangar.
It’ll be interesting to see how many changes will be made to the Indian support staff with current coach Shastri requesting the BCCI to retain most of his current team for the sake of continuity. The BCCI are expected to make the final announcement on Thursday.
Virender Sehwag is never one to back away from a challenge, whether on the pitch or off it. The flamboyant Delhi opener was forthright in his views about Indian cricket and came up with an idea that BCCI would do well to heed.
The three-member CAC featuring former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy had sent a letter to COA requesting participation in process to select the support coach after picking Ravi Shastri as head coach on Friday (August 16).
The support staff of Sanjay Bangar (batting coach), Bharat Arun (bowling coach), R. Sridhar (fielding coach) and administrative manager Sunil Subramanium are on a 45-day contract extension and automatic entrants into the selection process.
The BCCI will announce new head coach of men's Indian senior team at around 7pm on Friday (August 16) evening in Mumbai. The press conference will be attended by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) featuring former India cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Is the race to become the next India head coach becoming a one-horse race with incumbent Ravi Shastri leading the charge? Friday (August 16) will decide who will be taking up this job with the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) conducting interviews of the six shortlisted candidates in Mumbai.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday cleared Rahul Dravid's appointment as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), ruling that there is "no conflict of interest" case against the former India captain.
The BCCI have shortlisted six candidates, including current men’s senior team head coach Ravi Shastri, who will be interviewed for the position of next coach of the Indian team in Mumbai on Friday (August 16).