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Head Coach of Team India: BCCI Informally Approaches Ricky Ponting

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has invited applications for the post of Head Coach of the Senior Men's Team. 

At present the head coach of Team India is Rahul Dravid. But T20 World Cup 2024 will be his last assignment. 

In such a situation, BCCI has started searching for a new head coach. The last date to apply for the post of head coach is 27th May. 

The tenure of the new head coach will be three and a half years. Amidst all this a big information has come to light. The names of two such veterans have come to light, whom BCCI is considering to make head coach.

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming and Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting are considered to be big contenders to become the new head coach of Team India. 

According to media reports, BCCI has informally approached Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming for the post of the next Indian head coach. 

However, the reaction from both these giants has not been very positive. 

Let us tell you that Ricky Ponting is the head coach of Delhi Capitals since 2018. Whereas, Stephen Fleming has been working with Chennai Super Kings since 2009. 

In such a situation, both these legends are said to be on the radar of BCCI at present. 

Let us tell you that Rahul Dravid had replaced Ravi Shastri after the T20 World Cup 2021, his two-year tenure ended after the ODI World Cup 2023. 

But keeping in mind the T20 World Cup 2024, his tenure was extended. However, he can still apply to become the head coach. 

But reports have emerged that Dravid has reportedly informed the BCCI that he will not apply again. At the same time, there is no possibility of NCA head VVS Laxman applying for this post. 

According to BCCI, to become a head coach, a candidate should have played at least 30 Test matches or 50 ODI matches. Or the candidate must have been the head coach of a full member test playing country for at least 2 years. 

Or the candidate should have been the coach of any Associate Member team / any IPL team or any such league or first class team or A team of any country for 3 years. 

Apart from this, BCCI level-3 coaching certificate holder can also apply. But the age of the candidate should be less than 60 years. In such a situation, the next few weeks are going to be very important for Indian cricket.