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BCCI assures Indian cricket team will have new coach before Sri Lanka tour

BCCI invited fresh applications and the deadline was extended to July 9

ANI  |  Lucknow 

BCCI assures Indian cricket team will have new coach before Sri Lanka tour

(BCCI) senior official on Thursday said that the board will announce the name of the new head coach before Team India's tour to Sri Lanka which begins July 23.

"It was Anil Kumble's decision not to continue as coach of Team India. We will announce the name of the coach before Team India's tour to Sri Lanka," Shukla, head of Special Committee said.

Team India will play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I against Sri Lanka. The Test series will start from July 26 and continue till August 16.

The head coach position has been vacant since Kumble's resignation following India's 180-run defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan in the at the Oval on June 18.

Many names like Ravi Shastri, Venkatesh Prasad, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons, Richard Pybus and Dodda Ganesh along with Lalchand Rajput are in fray for post of India head coach.

However, the invited fresh applications and the deadline was extended to July 9.

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First Published: Thu, July 06 2017. 20:54 IST
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