When Will India Appoint New Head Coach? Jay Shah Reveals

Virat, Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma after India's win in final (x)Virat, Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma after India's win in final (x)

After India defeated South Africa in the final of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the appointment of the new head coach would be completed soon as he would join Team India from the Sri Lanka series later this month. 

The BCCI chief also stated that the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) has completed the interviews and has shortlisted two names for this high-profile position. 

Jay Shah Opines On Appointment Of New Coach 

According to several reports, Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is the frontrunner to take up the head coach position. 

The CAC has conducted the interviews for the post and shortlisted Gambhir and India women's former coach WV Raman.

"Both coach and selector appointment will be made shortly. CAC has interviewed and shortlisted two names and after reaching Mumbai whatever they have decided we will go by that. VVS Laxman is going to Zimbabwe but new coach will join from Sri Lanka series," Jay Shah said to PTI

India will next travel to Zimbabwe for a five-match T20I series beginning on July 6 in Harare. Shubman Gill will lead the Indian side, with plenty of seniors being rested. 

Shah also confirmed that an A team will be travelling to Australia later in the year ahead of the Border Gavaskar Trophy. 

The Indian team is due to tour Sri Lanka for three T20Is and three ODIs starting July 27.

(Inputs from PTI)