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Former India opener Virender Sehwag submitted a two-line application for the India head coach job, according to The Indian Express.
Last week, Sehwag confirmed that he would be putting his name forward for the job, which was advertised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) prior to the Champions Trophy.
Sehwag’s application allegedly said: “Mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before.”
It was also reported that the BCCI asked Sehwag to send a more in-depth application and a CV as well.
“Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Indian Express. “There was no CV attached to it. We had to ask him to send his CV too along with his application. After all it will be the first time he is set to appear for the interview.”
Current head coach Anil Kumble’s tenure comes to an end after the Champions Trophy later this month and even though he will be reconsidered for the post, he will face stiff competition as the Australian duo of Tom Moody and Craig McDermott are just two of the high-profile candidates that have applied for the position.
The BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, will make the final call on who will become India’s next head coach.