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Next India coach: Robin Singh, Mike Hesson appear for interviews

Former Indian cricketer and candidate for the next Indian cricket team coach Robin Singh leaves BCCI headquarters after his interview.

Former Indian cricketer and candidate for the next Indian cricket team coach Robin Singh leaves BCCI headquarters after his interview.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by former captain Kapil Dev, began the process to choose India’s next men’s coach on Friday with former all-rounder Robin Singh appearing first for the interview.

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson appeared as well.

Singh, a former Mumbai Indians coach, appeared before the three-member panel, which also comprises Anshuman Gaikwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.

 

The CAC will announce the selected candidate later this evening.

Six names — incumbent Ravi Shastri, Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons — have been shortlisted for the high-profile position.

Singh was followed by Rajput, who was the team’s manager when it won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.

The CAC members, on arrival, side-stepped questions on whether Shastri is a clear favourite to retain the job.

Shastri, who got a 45-day extension after the end of his tenure following the World Cup in England, has been publicly backed by captain Virat Kohli.

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