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Kapil Dev-led CAC to announce head coach of Indian cricket team on Friday
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Kapil Dev-led CAC to announce head coach of Indian cricket team on Friday

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Kapil Dev-led three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has begun their interview for finding a new head coach for Indian cricket team.

It is expected that the CAC will announce their choice by Friday evening.

The CAC team is currently interviewing six candidates who are shortlisted by BCCI at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. Incumbent coach Ravi Shastri is a runaway favourite to retain his post. Apart from Shastri, the other candidates who will be interviewed for the job are former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, ex-New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson and India's 2007 World T20-winning cricket manager Lalchand Rajput.

While Lalchand Rajput, Robin Singh, Mike Hesson will be present in person for the interview, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri will be interviewed on Skype.

Ravi Shastri was appointed as head coach in July 2017 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar.Shastri's term was supposed to end after the World Cup 2019 but he received a 45-day extension after his term till the end of the ongoing West Indies tour, where India whitewashed both the T20 and ODI series.