Team India Coach: Two-Horse Race As Ravi Shastri And Virender Sehwag Emerge As Main Contenders

Updated: 10 July 2017 12:48 IST

The race for the Indian cricket team coach is now reportedly down to a race between Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag.

Team India Coach: Two-Horse Race As Ravi Shastri And Virender Sehwag Emerge As Main Contenders
It is a "two-horse race" between Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag © AFP

The race for naming the new coach for the Indian cricket team is reaching a climax and it is understood that Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag are the two candidates who have left the rest behind.

Sources have told NDTV that it was now a "two-horse race" between Shastri and Sehwag.

A total of six contestants had been shortlisted for interviews by the Cricket Advisory Committee. Among the others who have applied are Lalchand Rajput, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and West Indian Phil Simmons.

The coaching issue snowballed after Anil Kumble quit the post shortly after the ICC Champions Trophy, where India lost to Pakistan in the final.

He had tweeted his resignation, stating that his relationship with India captain Virat Kohli was 'untenable'.

Shastri was not among the applicants in the first lot and put in his candidacy only after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reopened the application process.

Topics : India Ravi Shastri Virender Sehwag Board of Control for Cricket in India Cricket
Highlights
  • Ravi Shastri is the front-runner to become the India coach
  • Virender Sehwag has also applied for the top job
  • A total of six contestants had been shortlisted for interviews
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