With the aim to secure the job of Indian women’s cricket team head coach, some renowned names learnt to have applied for the high-profile position.
As per a report in CricketNext, among the overseas contenders are former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs, former England cricketers Owais Shah and Dimitri Mascarenhas, former Sri Lanka and Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore, former Australian first-class cricketer Dominic Thornely, Oman’s head coach Rakesh Sharma and Scottish cricket coach Colin Siller.
From India, the former interim coach Ramesh Powar has also applied for the position. Besides Powar, the Indian applicants include former cricketers Atul Bedade, David Johnson, Manoj Prabhakar, Gargi Banerjee and the son of renowned batsman ML Jaisimha, Vidyuth.
“We have got a whole range of applicants for this job. We’ll forward these names to the ad-hoc committee and let them take a call who to invite for the interview,” a source close to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) told CricketNext on Thursday.
Requirements listed by the BCCI is that the candidate should have the experience of coaching an international team for a period of minimum one season or a T20 franchise for minimum two seasons.
The requirements also state the candidate should have "a proven ability to manage and interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, should have represented India or any other country at international level or should be a NCA Level 'C' certified coach or have a similar certification from a reputed organisation/institute and a minimum of 50 FC games".
The interview of the shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday, 20th December, 2018 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. An ad-hoc committee featuring Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will be conducting the interviews.
(With inputs from CricketNext)