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BCCI invites applications for position of Head Coach for men's cricket team

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications from interested candidates for the position of Head Coach for the Senior India men's cricket team.
 
The process has been initiated because of the term of the current coach, Anil Kumble, will end with the Champions Trophy tournament. Kumble will be a direct entry for the process, BCCI sources said.
 
According to the BCCI, to ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Board's Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee. 
 
The BCCI's three-member Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising former players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman, will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian Cricket forward.
 
Interested candidates should send their applications by e-mail on or before the 31st of May 2017 to coachappointment@bcci.tv, BCCI Honorary Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said.
 
The BCCI said on its website that candidates applying for the position would have to meet the following conditions:
 
1. 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. 
 
2. 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. 
 
3. 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.
 
4. 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.
 
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5. 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
 
6. 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.
 
7. 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.
 
8. 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.
 
9. Demonstrate plans and ability to contribute to the NCA Cricket Development Programmes and forecasting/planning to develop the next generation of cricketers and agree to make themselves available for the NCA, as and when they are not with the team.
 
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