BCCI fixes September 15 deadline for application August 28, 2007

India begin formal search for coach

Cricinfo staff

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The Indian board (BCCI) has begun its formal search for a candidate to coach the national team, issuing an advertisement listing their requirements on several top cricket board websites. The BCCI has fixed September 15 as the last date for receipt of applications. The prospective coach will have a two-year term starting from October 1.

The applicant must have played first-class cricket, will require Level III coaching accreditation obtained from Australia, England or India, and must have previous coaching experience with a national side or an elite coaching centre, among other pre-requisites.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the selection committee and interact with a review committee to be set up by the board and be capable of building positive relations with the public and media.

Communication and organisational skills have been emphasised, along with basic knowledge of Indian cricket and "Indian culture and ethos". Basic IT skills will be required, while being familiar with performance analysis software.

Text of the press release issued by the BCCI

a) Working closely with the selection committee and interacting periodically with the review committee to be set up by the Board
b) Should have the ability to plan and manage programs for the elite cricketers
c) Should be capable of building positive relations with the public and media
d) Should be capable of motivating players and thus helping them to optimise their performances at all times
e) Should be familiar with the use of performance analysis software packages
f) Should be available to conduct clinics and workshops for the local coaches
g) Should have excellent communicating skills as he is required to communicate at different levels like players, team management, selectors and the board
h) Should be capable of providing the team with tactical expertise

a) Should be a qualified coach with minimum level III coaching accreditation from Cricket Australia, England or India
b) Should have played at least level of first-class cricket
c) Extensive coaching experience and expertise in working with elite cricketers
d) Should possess basic IT skills to be able to operate the match analysis program
e) Should have been a coach of an international or national team or a coach at an elite coaching centre of international repute
f) Should have basic knowledge of Indian cricket, Indian player pathway and Indian culture and ethos
g) Should have basic knowledge of Sports Science and Sports Medicine
h) Should be capable of handling the team under high pressure situations
i) Should possess outstanding organizational skills
j) Should have knowledge of international coaching trends
k) Should have experience in using video technology

a) The appointment as coach shall be for a period of two years, starting from October 1, 2007
b) The job requires a great deal of time away from home traveling with the Indian team both in India and abroad
c) Terms and conditions are negotiable