After taking over the mantle of the Indian cricket team from Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri turned the tide around with a blazing display of coaching bringing together a team if exceptional talents.
A lot of fingers were pointed at him as India struggled hard in the early days of his coaching but things got sorted earlier than anticipated and he ran a star-studded dressing room much more smoothly than Kumble with minimal friction.
As Shastri completed 4 years of successful coaching with Team India, it was in the last week that he informed everyone about his decision to finally renounce the prestigious calling of India’s coach.
It wasn’t just him but also his entourage that comprised R Sridhar, Bharat Arun and Vikram Rathour who will be stepping down from the big job.
Rahul Dravid is the next man in line as BCCI has clarified their intentions of bringing him to the fore, should he choose to apply. India will also be looking at other monikers for the position of the associate coaches.
Several fans are intrigued by the procedure that has been placed in position to wring out the best of personnel for this incredible job.
We will share with you the parameters that a coach needs to clear to notch up this prestigious calling.
From a nine-parameter selection process, it has been toned down to a three-pointer that involves:
• The candidate must be less than 60 years of age.
• The candidate must have the experience of coaching at an international level for at least two years.
• The candidate must have played at least 30 Tests or 50 ODI’s.
The procedure for the associate coaches remain the same but the number of matches are being reduced to 10 Tests or 25 ODI’s.
The method of vetting candidates and appointing the preceptor is undertaken by a Cricket Advisory Committee that is established as instructed by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is in turn chosen by the Supreme Court of India.
In 2019, the CAC comprises monikers like Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. The interview and the vetting process was based on the following parameters:
Experience of coaching
Knowledge of modern coaching tool.