Gautam Gambhir to be interviewed today for Indian team head coach | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian international Gautam Gambhir is intended for a interview at 12 p.m. via Zoom with the Cricket Consultative Committee (CAC) for the the head coach role of the Indian men's cricket team on Tuesday.
This interview comes at a crucial time while the mandate of the current coach, Rahul Dravidcomes to an end with the T20 World Cup in the USA and West Indies.

The ACC, comprising former cricketers Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe and Sulakshana Naik, is tasked with interviewing candidates not only for the head coach position but also for a selection role to replace. Salil Ankola.

With the BCCI clarifying that no former Australian player has been approached for the head coaching role, despite claims from Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer, the focus is placed squarely on Gambhir and his vision for Indian cricket.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had opened applications for the prestigious position in mid-May, with the deadline set just after the initial loading final on May 27.
Gambhir, who is also the mentor of reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, presents a unique candidate profile, now becoming the only candidate for the head coach position of the Indian men's cricket team.

Gambhir's cricketing background is rich in experience and achievements, including leading teams at different levels. His leadership qualities, strategic thinking and understanding of the game have been evident through his tenure with the Kolkata Knight Riders and his stint as captain of the Indian and Delhi team in domestic cricket.
Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble recently highlighted the differences between coaching a national team and a franchise.
“You have to give him time. He is certainly capable. We have seen Gautam manage teams. He has been captain for India, for his franchise, for Delhi. He has all the credentials to be one. But the coach of the Indian team is slightly different, you have to give him time to settle down. As I mentioned, in case he accepts this position, he will have the task of taking care of not only the current plight, but also the future of Indian cricket,” Kumble said. ESPNCricinfo.
The CAC interview is not just a formality but a crucial step in determining whether Gambhir's vision aligns with the future direction of Indian cricket.
As the BCCI and CAC deliberate on their choice, the cricket community is watching closely, anticipating the next chapter of Indian cricket's leadership.

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