Venkatesh Prasad expresses desire to be part of Team India's support staff

Venkatesh Prasad expresses desire to be part of Team India's support staff

Venkatesh Prasad expresses desire to be part of Team India's support staff

Earlier in the day, reports of Prasad throwing his hat in the ring increased the decibel level as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continue to wait for more entrants to select Team India's new head coach after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit.

In other news, a source from Times of India has revealed that BCCI had approached Sehwag to apply for the coveted post after Committee of Administrators (CoA) was upset with the unrest going on between the India cricketers and Kumble.

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Here, it's pertinent to mention that during Kumble's short-lived reign, there was no bowling coach as Jumbo himself assumed that role. It was later disclosed that the man behind Ravi Shastri's rejection was Sourav Ganguly. Prasad, who is now working as the junior India chief selector, had also applied for the post in 2016.

CoA is also learnt not to be happy with BCCI extending the deadline of application for the head coach post without any prior intimation to them. For one, they alleged, "Anil Kumble treated players like school kids."The coach reportedly gave the players a "dressing-down" after the team lost the ICC Champions Trophy final to Pakistan at The Oval on June 18".

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Lalchand Rajput, Dodda Ganesh, Richard Pybus, Tom Moody, Virender Sehwag, Ravi Shastri and Venkatesh Prasad have applied so far. However, the former India paceman hasn't officially given his name for the job of the head coach but wishes to join the team in the capacity of a bowling or assistant coach.

Shastri was part of the team from 2014 to 2016 as a Team Director.

Former all-rounder Shastri, 55, has been touted as a strong candidate who has a good relationship with Kohli.

"May be (I will write), but this is what I am very keen about (the support staff job), Prasad said".

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