BCCI re-starts coach hunt

Three apply for India coaching job - report

Cricinfo staff

June 29, 2007

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The Indian board has re-started the process of searching for a national coach, according to a report in The Times of India. The national daily reported that three new candidates had applied for the job following Graham Ford's refusal, on June 11, to be the next Indian coach.

The report says John Dyson, the former Sri Lanka coach, Terry Oliver, the Queensland coach, and Dave Nosworthy, the Canterbury coach, have sent in their applications to the BCCI.

Oliver, who had also applied for the Sri Lanka job only to lose out to Trevor Bayliss, told the newspaper that though he was comfortable where he was he also had more ambitions. Nosworthy, currently coaching New Zealand A for the Emerging Players tournament in Australia in July, applied for the job through his agent and said that if there was anything more to do with the job, his agent would handle it. "Dave is doing well with Canterbury but he is open to international jobs," his agent, Paul Carrick, was quoted as saying.

The newspaper also lists names of those who have expressed no interest in coaching India. Steve Rixon, the former New Zealand coach who turned down the offer to coach Pakistan, said he was not going to pitch for anything. "I do not want to be in a situation where there are five of us," Rixon said. Martyn Moxon and Mark Greatbatch, the directors of cricket at Yorkshire and Warwickshire respectively, said they were happy where they were coaching.

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