India’s new coach might be declared by June 25

New Delhi: According to sources, announcement of the head coach of the Indian national team might be done in the meeting of working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Dharamsala on June 24.

Post has been vacant since last year and with India all set to tour the West Indies for a competitive four-Test series next month, announcement can be made in this meeting.

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke will prune the list, after which he will forward it to the advisory panel comprising the trio of Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, who will trim it further before the BCCI top brass picks the candidate.

As many as 57 candidates have applied for the post and some of the big names including, former India skippers Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri and current selection committee chairman Sandip Patil are in the queue for the post.