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Mahela Jayawardene 


As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the head coach and support staff of the cricket team, Indian media reported that some of the candidates who are likely to apply for the post includes Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene as well. 

“Some of the candidates who are likely to apply for the post of Head Coach are Gary Kirsten, Mahela Jayawardene, Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag,” the Financial Express reported. 
Kirsten was the India Coach when the side lifted the 2011 World Cup, and is currently the Head Coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). 
Jayawardene has led Mumbai Indians (MI) to two IPL titles and is fast making a name for himself as a coach in the cricketing circles. 

Moody and Sehwag were the other candidates in the reckoning when Shastri was appointed in 2017. 

Team India current support staff comprises of Shastri, Bowling Coach Bharat Arun, Batting Coach Sanjay Bangar and Fielding Coach R. Sridhar. 

Shastri, the current coach, was appointed as India’s Coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble’s tenure ended under controversial circumstances. 

The BCCI released a statement on Tuesday listing the minimum qualifications for the positions. 

Application deadline for all the roles is July 30. 

The statement by BCCI makes it clear that only applicants who have a two-year experience of coaching a Test playing nation, or three years with an associate member/’A’ team/IPL side, would be considered for the post of the head coach. 

The candidate should have played at least 30 Tests or 50 ODIs. 

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