India’s New Head Coach To Be Announced Soon, The BCCI Gives Secretary Updates 

With Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja declaring their retirement from the format following the team’s historic World Cup victory in Barbados, Team India is expected to undergo a transition, at least in the T20 format. Rahul Dravid’s 2021 term as head coach came to an end during the event. Although it was prolonged until the T20 World Cup, his term had technically ended following the ODI World Cup last year.

The top spot was posted more than a month ago by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and candidates—including the man who is expected to replace Gautam Gambhir—were also interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). But BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has cleared the air by saying that the new head coach announcement will come shortly, while keeping all the details surrounding the matter close to his chest.

PTI reports that WV Raman, the previous head coach of the Indian women’s team, has also been interviewed for the position in addition to Gambhir. Notably, there is still no appointment for a selector, but Jay Shah has promised that both will happen soon after he and team India return from Barbados. He further stated that VVS Laxman will serve as interim head coach during the Zimbabwe tour, with the new coach’s first job being the Sri Lanka series.

“Both coach and selector appointment will be made shortly. interviewed and shortlisted two names and after reaching Mumbai whatever they have decided we will go by that. VVS Laxman is going to Zimbabwe but new coach will join from Sri Lanka series,” Jay Shah said.

For those who don’t know, Team India, the media, and even Jay Shah are currently stranded in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl’s landfall. Barbados’ airport has been closed indefinitely, and the BCCI will probably set up a charter flight for each of them.