New Delhi: Former India captain Anil Kumble has applied for the India head coach position publicized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently.
“Yes, Kumble has applied for the post and probably is the biggest name doing the rounds. His name in the mix makes it very interesting,” a BCCI official said.
The deadlines for the applications closed on June 10. The BCCI on Sunday announced that a total of 57 applications from both Indian and overseas candidates had been received and among these 57 applications, only 11 candidates will be shortlisted. Two foreign candidates (names undisclosed) have already made it to the list of final 11.
After Ravi Shastri and India’s current chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil, Anil Kumble is the third high-profile applicant for the job.
Anil Kumble has been the mentor for Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore and is the highest wicket taker in all forms. He has played 132 tests with 619 wickets and 337 wickets in 271 ODIs. He also has a score of 2506 Test match runs.
The legendary leg spinner is currently the ICC Cricket Committee chairman.