Phil Simmons opts out of interview process citing personal reasons; leaves CAC with five candidates to chose India's new coach

With Phil Simmons pulling out of the race, it leaves CAC with five candidates – Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Tom Moody, Mike Hesson and Ravi Shastri – to choose the next head coach for India's men's cricket team.

FirstCricket Staff, Aug 16, 2019 15:39:39 IST

Former West Indies cricketer and Afghanistan coach, Phil Simmons has opted out of the interview process citing personal reasons, according to a report in Sportstar

Phil Simmons opts out of interview process citing personal reasons; leaves CAC with five candidates to chose Indias new coach

File image of Phil Simmons. AFP

The Kapil Dev-led three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is currently interviewing candidates for the post of India's men's team head coach in Mumbai.

The BCCI had shortlisted six top candidates for the high profile job. The incumbent head coach Ravi Shastri was drafted directly into the interview process with Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Mike Hesson, Tom Moody and Simmons making the final cut.

With Simmons pulling out, it leaves CAC with just five candidates to choose from.

Simmons had previously coached Ireland, the West Indies and Afghanistan having led his native to World T20 success in 2016.

The interviews began on Friday morning and the CAC is likely to announce the result in the evening.

 

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2019 15:39:39 IST






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