Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput joins race for India head coach’s job

first_imgZimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput joins race for India head coach’s jobApplications have been invited for the positions of Team India head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach as well as an administrative manager.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 12:40 IST Lalchand Rajput (centre) had coached Afghanistan before this (PTI File Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRajput is currently the coach of Zimbabwe team but has shown his interest in the India job BCCI had invited applications for positions of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, and fielding coachRajput also coached Afghanistan and domestic side Assam apart from a team in the T20 Mumbai League for two yearsFormer manager Lalchand Rajput has thrown his hat in the ring for the job of the Indian cricket team’s head coach.Rajput is currently the coach of Zimbabwe team but has shown his interest in the India job after the ICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for government interference.It has been learned that Rajput, who was the manager of the Indian team that lifted the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007, has sent his application to the BCCI before the stipulated deadline from Dubai airport, while he was on his way to Canada.The BCCI had invited applications for positions of head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, and fielding coach and had set July 30 as the deadline.The former Mumbai opener, who also played for India, has also coached Afghanistan and domestic side Assam apart from a team in the T20 Mumbai League for two years.A source close to Rajput said if he is not considered for the head coach’s position, Rajput has requested the BCCI to consider him for the batting coach.Current coach Ravi Shastri has already got a 45-day extension along with other members of the support staff till India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies.The Indian team’s new coaching set-up will be picked up by BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, former head coach Anshuman Gaikwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.Also Read | Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping banAlso Read | Never asked umpire to take off four overthrows during World Cup final: Ben StokesAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Lalchand Rajputlast_img

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