Anil Kumble among 57 applicants for the role of India’s head coach
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The race for India’s head coach has now taken an interesting turn after it was revealed that cricket legend Anil Kumble has also shown interest for the position. Earlier, reports surfaced that India’s Team Director until ICC World T20 2016 Ravi Shastri and the current Chairman of Selectors Sandeep Patil have also applied for the position. Now Kumble getting into the mix has altogether given the race a new turn.

Wisden India reported this after their sources in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Monday. On Sunday, BCCI confirmed it had received 57 applications for the head coach’s role. ALSO READ: Anil Kumble approves Harbhajan Singh’s request of using his ‘photo-collection’ in his book

Since his international retirement in 2008, Kumble has donned several hats with cricket and has remained associated with the game. Kumble does not have any formal coaching degree but he has been a mentor with IPL sides like Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He also has vast experience in cricket administration and not to forget he enjoyed success as India’s Test skipper.

In addition, renowned coach Dav Whatmore has also expressed his interest and is believed to have applied for the role.