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Gautam Gambhir Set To Become India’s Head Coach, Announcement Soon: Reports

The BCCI's deadline for coach applications has passed, with Gambhir's name being discussed prominently, fueled by a meeting between Gambhir and BCCI secretary Jay Shah after KKR's victory.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: May 28, 2024 21:01 IST
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With Kolkata Knight Riders winning their third IPL title under the guidance of Gautam Gambhir, the potential appointment of the former India captain as the next head coach of India has gathered momentum.

The deadline for applying for the position of head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team ended on Monday, and Gambhir’s name is being discussed in cricketing circles for the top job, especially following his remarkable success in the recently concluded IPL.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah meeting Gautam Gambhir after KKR’s title triumph on Sunday also fueled speculation about Gambhir’s appointment. According to a recent report in Cricbuzz, Gambhir’s appointment is nearly certain, and negotiations are currently ongoing on multiple fronts.

According to a recent report, Gambhir’s appointment as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team is almost certain. Negotiations are currently underway on multiple fronts, suggesting that efforts are being made to finalize the deal between the concerned parties.

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Recently, Jay Shah rejected claims that the BCCI had approached any former Australian cricketer to be India’s next head coach. He hinted that Rahul Dravid’s successor could be an Indian, emphasizing that the candidate should possess a deep understanding of the game’s structure in the country.

While Rahul Dravid has reportedly informed the board that he is not interested in a third stint, former Australian players like Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer have claimed that they turned down approaches for the high-profile position.

Jay Shah stated that neither he nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer. He clarified that the reports circulating in certain media sections are completely incorrect.

According to the Cricbuzz report, the buzzword inside the coach selection circle is ‘desh ke liye karna hai’ (doing it for the country). Both the BCCI and Gambhir are said to share the belief that ‘we must do it for the country.’ The conversation between Jay Shah and Gambhir is understood to be centered around this idea.

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First published on: May 28, 2024 08:50 PM IST

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