The search for Team India coach is becoming more interesting. The news is that for this post, former West Indian cricketer Phil Simmons has also filed his application. After the resignation of Anil Kumble, the board had increased the deadline for the post of the coach to July 9. After which many former players have shown interest in this. And Phil Simmons has also sent their application to the board.
According to the Mumbai Mirror newspaper, Simons has recently shown interest in coaching Team India and has sent its application to the BCCI. Simons, a Caribbean team opener, has a great experience of coaching too. He has previously been the coach of West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. In the tenure of Simmons, the West Indies team won the T20 World Cup in 2016. However, later he resigned because of differences with the Caribbean board. Earlier, Simons had coached the Ireland team. During the eight-year tenure of Simons, the Ireland team played the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. And during his coaching, during this time Ireland team defeated teams like England, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Ravi Shastri has applied for the post of coach only after raising the deadline for Team India’s coach post. And now Simon has joined in this race, besides the two, Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Piabas and Doda Ganesh are already involved in the race for the post of coach.
The CAC, subscribed by Sachin, Sourav and Laxman will be interviewing the Indian coach on July 10, the day after the deadline is over.