“Should Be Below 60, Remuneration”: BCCI’s Criteria For New Team India Head Coach Job

Written by Vipin Darwade

The BCCI, in a late mail on Monday, released an advertisement for the post of head coach for the Indian cricket team (men’s). The tenure of the current head coach Rahul Dravid ends with the T20 World 2024, which runs till June-end. The tenure of the next head coach will start from July 1, 2024 and will run till December 31, 2027. This essentially means that the next head coach will be at the helm till the next ODI World Cup in 2027.

According to the advertisement, the new Indian cricket team head coach will have 14-16 support staff. The BCCI said, the coach’s key accountabilities will include: “The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a world class Indian cricket team which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future generations of cricketers and stakeholders with their approach to the game. The Head Coach will have overall responsibility for the performance and management of the India Men’s team in all three formats of the game.

“The Head Coach will lead a team of specialist coaches and support staff and will be responsible for defining their roles, their performance and ongoing development. The Head Coach will be responsible for reviewing, maintaining, and enforcing the disciplinary codes within the Indian Men’s team.”

The required “qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills” are also interesting.

“Should have played minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI’s; or Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years; or Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL Team or Equivalent International League/First Class Teams/ National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years; or Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent; and Should be below 60 years of age,” a BCCI release stated.

Regarding remuneration, the BCCI says its “negotiable and will be commensurated with experience.”

The ‘operating environment’ column is also interesting. It reads: “Must be willing to meet work expectations and pressures associated with handling marquee athletes.”

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