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Applications invited for the position of Head Coach for Senior India Men’s Team

Interested candidates should send their application before June, 10, 2016

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to call upon interested candidates to apply for the position of the ' Head Coach' for the Senior India Men's Cricket Team.

Interested candidates should send their application on or before the 10th of June 2016 at

Candidates applying for this position will need to fulfil and demonstrate evidence of and knowledge in :

1. Should have successfully coached a cricket team of any of the member countries of the ICC, at the first class or at the International level.

2. It is preferred that the candidate should be qualified through a certification/assessment program conducted by any of the full member countries and currently possess such a valid certification.

3. Should be able to prepare and present a coaching plan elaborating the approach for ‘Team India’ to attain leadership position in all formats of the game.

4. Demonstrate methods/tools to effectively measure individual player performance and present metrics to the Board, which will in turn measure the performance of the team, on a consistent and timely basis.

5. Demonstrate an understanding and ability of employing a multi disciplinary approach that will include sports psychology and sports medicine, and effectively manage the work load of the players, thereby enhancing their contribution to the cause of the team.

6. Communication skills befitting the coach of an International team are mandatory along with the ability to effectively convey the right messages and must demonstrate proficiency in English. The ability to communicate in an Indian language is desirable but by no means mandatory.

7. Should be well versed with the latest technologies/trends in sports software and ability to utilise the same, which will assist in analysing/ improving the performance of the player and the team.

8. Mandatory that the candidate should have an impeccable personal record, devoid of any past or current disputes, with any of the member boards of the ICC or its affiliates.

9. Demonstrate plans and ability to contribute to the NCA Cricket Development Programmes and forecasting/planning to develop the next generation cricketer and agree to make themselves available for the NCA, as and when they are not with the team .

Shortlisted candidates will be called upon to present their credentials and plans, in person for further evaluation.

Ajay Shirke
Hony Secretary


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BCCI President visits North East

Mr. Anurag Thakur announces formation of a combined team from North East to take part in BCCI tournaments

Media Advisory

The BCCI President, Mr. Anurag Thakur visited Nagaland and Meghalaya and met with officials, coaches and trainees at Dimapur and Shillong where the U-16 and under 19 BCCI-NCA camps are underway. Mr. Thakur was accompanied by New Area Development Programme Chairman Mr. Avishek Dalmiya and other BCCI officials.

To boost cricket activities in the North East and identify and nurture young talent, the BCCI through its coaching wing, the National Cricket Academy, is conducting camps in Dimapur and Shillong where former national and international cricketers, NCA affiliated coaches, physios, trainers and video analysts are training the shortlisted boys from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland.

Mr. Thakur assured support of the BCCI for cricket development in the North East and announced several steps that will help raise the profile of the sport in the region.
Mr. Thakur said the BCCI will help in setting up a cricket ground and indoor cricket facility in all North East states. The BCCI will also provide ground and gym equipment.

To ensure that youngsters from the region get an opportunity to prove their mettle, Mr. Thakur said a combined North East team would be selected by the National Selectors. The team from the North East will take part in all national-level tournaments conducted by the BCCI across all age groups. A tournament of the Associate and Affiliated members will be held in the next two months to select a 15-member team that will participate at the national level. 

BCCI President, Mr. Anurag Thakur, said: “The BCCI is committed to handhold North Eastern states and bring them to the mainstream. I am extremely happy with the two camps organized by the BCCI at Shillong and Dimapur. We have exciting talent coming through and the BCCI will give them a platform to excel. We have taken steps that will lay a solid foundation for cricket development in the North East."  

Ajay Shirke
Hony. Secretary

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