A look at the five potential candidates who are front-runners for the Indian cricket team's next head coach after Anil Kumble's resignation.
Phil Simmons throws his hat in ring for India coach role; unnamed 'South African legend' expresses interest
While the India coach’s role has been said to be a toss-up between Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag, the dynamics of the selection may have changed due to the entry of Simmons, whose credentials as coach are impeccable.
Anil Kumble resigns: Sourav Ganguly confirms 10 July as date for interview of India coach applicants
Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Sourav Ganguly said that the interview to select the new India coach will be held on 10 July.
Given Shastri's proximity to Kohli and the heft that Kohli's opinion carries, as has become evident in his entire spat with Kumble, Shastri seems to be the hands down favourite in this race.
CAC held lengthy discussion with Virat Kohli in England, but did not meet Anil Kumble before he quit
The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising former Indian cricketers Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman didn't even meet Anil Kumble, and only had a lengthy conversation with captain Virat Kohli.
Former player Lalchand Rajput on Thursday expressed unhappiness over the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble fissure which has led to Kumble stepping down as the head coach of the Indian team abruptly.
Afghanistan cricket has made rapid strides with the country's premier leg-spinner Rashid Khan making waves in T20 leagues including IPL. Recently, they beat West Indies in an ODI, drawing an away series 1-1.
Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli stand-off suggests BCCI must not look for quick-fixes while appointing future coaches
Indian cricket badly needs a steady, mature solution that would have built-in nous for short-term and long term issues. Hopefully the Board won’t rush with quick-fix solutions and engage the best man for the job. Else it would be more of the same.
Anil Kumble yesterday refused extension of his contract till the West Indies tour, citing captain Virat Kohli's reservation over his 'style' of functioning.
The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team's coach to give Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) a wide range of options for picking a suitable candidate.
As the curtains come down on Kumble's successful yet tumultuous reign as India coach, take a look at a timeline of events that unfolded in the last year.
In a drastic turn of events following the 'rift' between Kumble and India captain Virat Kohli, which had started to crop up before the Champions Trophy.
Afghanistan and Ireland will know the fate of their bid to become Test playing nations on Thursday after an ICC meeting on Thursday in London.
The BCCI will give a one-time benefit of Rs 35 lakhs to 13 former cricketers who have played between one and nine Tests for India after 1970.
Anil Kumble re-applies for India's coaching job amid reports that at least 10 players oppose another term
Anil Kumble applied for the post despite him getting an automatic entry into the race as the current coach.
Virender Sehwag sent a two-line application for India's coaching job. The application said that he was the ‘mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before’.
Tom Moody's matured approach may be just the calming touch Indian cricket would need in the role of the head coach over the next three years.
While Kumble is an all-time great of Indian cricket, he has to accept his relative importance in a captain’s game and decide whether or not this would work for him.
Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput was, on Saturday, named head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team, replacing ex-Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned from the post in April.
Former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble has been appointed as the new coach of the Indian cricket team, ending a three-month wait for the high profile appointment