Gautam Gambhir, the only applicant for Indian Cricket team coach’s job, to be interviewed-Selambe

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is likely to be given the job of coaching the men’s team as he is the only applicant for the post. According to reports, the 42-year-old will appear for the interview with BCCI secretary Jay Shah and other officials in Mumbai on Tuesday.”It is almost confirmed that he is going to be the next head coach as the BCCI has agreed to the terms he presented for the head coach. The new head coach of the men’s cricket team will soon be revealed,” a source privy to BCCI told IANS.Also read: ‘Everyone Called Him A Mad Man’: Internet Hails Gautam Gambhir After His Leadership Propels KKR To IPL Title
BCCLGambhir’s demands According to reports, Gambhir has put up a few demands in front of the BCCI for the head coach position, such as full command of the team, and separate teams for white-ball and red-ball, which have been accepted by the BCCI.The new head coach will replace Rahul Dravid, whose term will come to an end after the ongoing T20 World Cup.Dravid’s original contract as India’s head coach began after the 2021 T20 World Cup in November and was set to end with the 2023 ODI World Cup at home but was extended until this year’s T20I spectacle.New coach till 2027According to BCCI, the new head coach will have a three-and-a-half-year tenure, starting immediately after the T20 World Cup and lasting until December 2027.  
BCCLApplication processThe BCCI had officially invited applications for the head coach’s post with May 27 set as the deadline.The call for candidates from all around the country was issued with an open-for-all Google form, which resulted in random social media users having a field day.Gambhir’s career recordGambhir, who represented India in 242 matches across Tests, ODIs, and T20s, also had a highly successful stint as the coach of the 2024 IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
PTIFifth ex-Indian cricketer since 2015Gambhir will also be the fifth consecutive former Indian cricketer to become the head coach of the men’s team. The last foreigner to coach the Indian team was former Zimbabwean cricketer Duncan Fletcher, who held the post from 2011 to 2015. He was followed by Ravi Shastri, who held the post on two separate occasions, Sanjay Bangar who was made the interim coach twice, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid.For more news and current affairs from around the world, please visit Indiatimes News.

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