By: Drcricket7 Staff
In an interesting turn of events, Ravi Shastri has applied for the post of Indian Cricket Team coach job, just four days ahead of the deadline.
Shastri, who recently served as the director of the Indian team, is the front runner to be appointed as the coach by the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI).
“Yes, I have applied for the chief coach’s post today morning,” Shastri confirmed. “I have e-mailed all the requisite documents that were asked for in the advertisement.”
“Whatever is required by the BCCI, I have provided them,” he added. “If you ask me whether I am confident or not, all I can say is that my job was to apply for the post and I have done that. I cannot comment on anything else.”
Shastri served as Team India’s director for 18 months, but his contract expired after the World T20. Meanwhile, Shastri’s support staff – Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar – has not yet applied for the post.
Apart from Shastri, chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil has also applied for the role. Patil served as Indian Cricket Team coach in 1996, but he could only manage to hold the job for less than a year.
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