Coach aspirants would be asked to give a presentation

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:The four candidates shortlisted for taking over the mantle of India's national coach would be asked to give a presentation to the selection committee formed for the purpose, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary S K Nair said today (May 10, 2005).

"It would be somewhat similar to the last time when the candidates for the post were asked to give a presentation to the BCCI officials on how they intend to go about the job, their vision and their expectations," Nair told PTI from Thiruvananthapuram.

Nair was referring to the process adopted by the Board when New Zealand's John Wright was appointed as coach following Kapil Dev's resignation from the post during the tenure of then president A C Muthaiah.

Confirming that letters and e-mails have already been sent by the BCCI to the four shorlisted former players -- Indians Sandeep Patil and Mohinder Amarnath and Australians Greg Chappell and Tom Moody, Nair said the selection process could be completed much before the June 15 deadline announced by Board president Ranbir Singh Mahendra.

"We may not wait till June 15, it can be done before. The president may choose the candidate after their interviews are done by the special committee and that decision later ratified by the Board's working committee," Nair said.

"We are all eager to complete the process as early as we can," he added.

Meanwhile, the Board's joint secretary Goutam Dasgupta today said in Kolkata that the interviews would be held either in Kolkata or in Delhi, tentatively on May 19 or 26.

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