New Delhi: The BCCI's chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil has probably become the first big name to submit his application for the post of Indian cricket coach. Indians have thrown their hat in first in the ring couple of days after Indian cricket board invited applications for the position. Current selector Vikram Rathour, Pravin Amre, Lalchand Rajput, and Hrishikesh Kanitkar are all set to apply. Though Ravi Shastri, whose tenure as team director ended recently, is yet to formally apply, it’s just matter of time before he does.
Patil, who has coaching experience thanks to stints with Kenyan national team and various age-group Indian teams, took over as chairman of selectors in September 2012, and his four-year term is about to end. He will be one of the many candidates in contention for the top job. Even Ravi Shashtri, whose tenure as team director ended recently, is likely to submit his application sooner than later.