CAC starts interviews for Team India coach; announcement likely today

Team India coach selection process!

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by former captain Kapil Dev, has started the process to choose Indian national cricket team’s next coach. Former India all-rounder Robin Singh was the to appear for the first for the interview.

Singh, a former Mumbai Indians coach, appeared before the three-member panel, which also includes Anshuman Gaikwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.

The CAC will announce the selected candidate later this evening.

Six names – incumbent Ravi Shastri, Robin, Lalchand Rajput, Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons – have been shortlisted for the high-profile position.

Singh was followed by Rajput, who was the team’s manager when it won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.

The CAC members, on arrival, side-stepped questions on whether Shastri is a clear favourite to retain the job.

Shastri, who got a 45-day extension after the end of his tenure following the World Cup in England, has been publicly backed by captain Virat Kohli.

Shastri will appear for interview via skype from Coolidge, the West Indies, where Team India will be playing a three-day tour game from tomorrow (Saturday).