India's cricket board Thursday invited applications for a new head coach, as Anil Kumble's contract draws rapidly to a close. The former Test captain was appointed coach in June 2016 for a year but will automatically be considered for a renewed term.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given other interested parties until May 31 to put in their resumes.
"The process has been initiated since the term of the current coach, Mr. Anil Kumble concludes with the Champions Trophy," the board stated in a release. "To ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee," it added. All applicants will be interviewed by a cricket advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.