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Board advertises for head coach and prefers candidates who can speak Indian languages

New Delhi: The BCCI yesterday invited applications for the head coach of the Indian cricket team with the circular comprising a nine-point criteria. The application deadline remains June 10, as announced by BCCI president Anurag Thakur last month.

The criteria:

> (Candidate) should have successfully coached a cricket team of any of the member countries of the ICC, at the first class or at the International level.

Former Team India director Ravi Shastri is likely to apply for the head coach's post
Former Team India director Ravi Shastri is likely to apply for the head coach's post

> It is preferred that the candidate should be qualified through a certification/assessment program conducted by any of the full member countries and currently possess such a valid certification.

> Should be able to prepare and present a coaching plan elaborating the approach for 'Team India' to attain leadership position in all formats of the game.

> Demonstrate methods/tools to effectively measure individual player performance and present metrics to the Board, which will in turn measure the performance of the team, on a consistent and timely basis.

> Demonstrate an understanding and ability of employing a multi disciplinary approach that will include sports psychology and sports medicine, and effectively manage the work load of the players, thereby enhancing their contribution to the cause of the team.

> Communication skills befitting the coach of an International team are mandatory along with the ability to effectively convey the right messages and must demonstrate proficiency in English. It is desirable to communicate in Hindi and other regional Indian languages.

> Should be well versed with the latest technologies/trends in sports software and ability to utilise the same, which will assist in analysing/ improving the performance of the player and the team.

> Mandatory that the candidate should have an impeccable personal record, devoid of any past or current disputes, with any of the member boards of the ICC or its affiliates.

> Demonstrate plans and ability to contribute to the NCA Cricket Development Programmes and forecasting/planning to develop the next generation cricketer and agree to make themselves available for the NCA, as and when they are not with the team.

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