Former seam bowler Venkatesh Prasad has also thrown his hat into the ring by applying for the high profile head coach’s job with the Indian cricket team.
“I have applied this morning,” Prasad said.
Prasad, who is currently the chairman of the BCCI junior selecting committee, is keen to get back to a coaching role. He has also been India’s bowling coach in the past.
Prasad faces stiff competition from Indian cricket heavyweights like former Team Director Ravi Shastri and current chairman of senior selection committee Sandeep Patil, who have also applied for the top job.
It has been learnt that Prasad is also open to becoming a bowling coach of the national team if he is not made the chief coach.