India cricket coach application: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri emails new CAC for conflict of interest declaration
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has written to the newly formed Cricket Advisory Committee. © AFP

Rahul Johri, the CEO of the BCCI, has reportedly written to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) requesting the three-member panel to clarify its stance on conflict of interest claims in regards to applications for the post of the Indian men’s cricket team coach.

The process of deciding India’s head coach has been delayed on account of the new CAC – comprised of Anshuman GaekwadKapil Dev and  Shantha Rangaswamy – having not given an undertaking of conflict of interest.

“Mail has been sent to all three of them to submit their declaration as soon as possible because the last date of applying for the post of the head coach is now over and we have to appoint someone as the coach, that’s why the mail has been sent. We expect that they will submit it soon,” a BCCI source told ANI.

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As per the BCCI’s new constitution, the post will be picked by the CAC while the national selection panel will conduct the interviews of the support staff applicants. The deadline to submit applications for the role of India’s head coach was July 30.

The BCCI last month opened up applications for various roles inside the Indian team management, including head coach, bowling coach and batting coach. Current India coach Ravi Shastri’s contract ended after the World Cup but he and the support staff have been given a 45-day extension for the West Indies tour that starts Saturday.

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Among those linked to the head coach’s role are Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh.

The BCCI is slated to review the applications from August 13.