India news June 1, 2017

Sehwag applies for India coaching job

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Virender Sehwag, the former India batsman, has applied for the job of India coach, which will become vacant after Anil Kumble's contract expires at the end of the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Kumble is an automatic entry in the application process, but his chances of another term appear slim after the India captain Virat Kohli expressed reservations about his coaching methods to the BCCI.

The other applicants are former Australia allrounder Tom Moody, former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus, former India medium pacer Dodda Ganesh, and former India A coach Lalchand Rajput, according to a PTI report.

The next India coach will be chosen by Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who comprise the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee.

Sehwag, who had a 14-year international career, has no formal coaching experience apart from his team management roles with the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the IPL. In contrast, Moody has coached Sri Lanka, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, and has had team management roles with English county Worcestershire and Melbourne Renegades in the BBL.

Pybus has coached Pakistan twice, while Rajput is the present coach of Afghanistan. Ganesh has coached Goa for four years and is at present a selector for Karnataka in Indian domestic cricket.

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  • charan8259704 on June 12, 2017, 15:15 GMT

    Sehwag won't make a good coach.. It wont good on part of CAC to be on selection panel when one of their mates have applied..

  •   shahnawazkhaliq on June 6, 2017, 20:55 GMT

    My only question..... Is twitter allowed during match.... Woolmer changed fortune of SA with computers..... Wot wonders Will shewag do with Twitter needs to b seen

  • HariYadav on June 4, 2017, 11:01 GMT

    @The-cricket :So you are saying sehwag played 100 test matches without scoring...

  • HariYadav on June 4, 2017, 10:22 GMT

    @The-cricketer: So you know better than sehwag right..if you want experience coach every where how the new coaches will come..

  • Sanjeev on June 3, 2017, 11:20 GMT

    @HARIYADAV89: How many did he won matches for India after playing around 250 odd ODIs & 100 odd Test machines ? If he wants to be encourage please ask him to first coach any club or state level team to understand it..... Coaching an International team is not about cracking jokes on twitter or doing commentary.

  • zed on June 3, 2017, 7:38 GMT

    Speaking as a kiwi, Go Sehwag .. my Favorite cricketer since the master blaster, viv richards, I remember him caning us when india toured here about 8 years ago.

  •   cricfan4424127130 on June 3, 2017, 0:39 GMT

    Sehwag probably thinks that his Fab Four mates will pick him (just like they by passed a settled Shastri & hand picked old mate, Kumble)!!

    Both had no coaching experience, nor does Sehwag. Great players do not necessarily make the cut as good captains or coaches. Look at Sachin, Maradona, Woods et al.

  • HariYadav on June 2, 2017, 23:26 GMT

    @THE-CRICKETER: you are saying that he gave a way his wkt with careless..at the same time pls talk about how many matches he won for India with same attitude... people like you always ready blame not to encourage...

  • Adam on June 2, 2017, 16:15 GMT

    Wow, is this a new low for Indian cricket? I mean, this fella was reckless and bit of an empty head. I remember John Wright talking about how frustrated he would get with Shewag because he wouldn't listen. Best option is Tom. He is intelligent, has had success and won't throw players under the bus when things go wrong.

  • Shrinivas on June 2, 2017, 16:08 GMT

    wrong on sehwag part to apply frankly

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