Indian team’s coach hunt: Venkatesh joins Shastri in the fray
Mumbai: Joining former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri in the list of applicants for the India coaching job, former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad has also thrown his hat into the ring.
He has become the sixth entrant in the list for the post which is vacant since Kumble's departure.
Prasad is currently working as the junior national chief selector. The two new entrants Prasad and Shastri will be seen competing with Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput amd Dodda Ganesh.
Venkatesh played 162 ODIs and 33 Tests for India. His three-year term as the junior India chief selector will end in September this year.
Earlier, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that India will get its new coach ahead of its tour of Sri Lanka next month.
While the BCCI has the likes of Virender Sehwag, Dodda Ganesh, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Tom Moody on its shortlist, the Indian cricket board has extended the deadline to receive applications for the head coach to July 9.