Tendulkar, Laxman, Ganguly to select new India coach


Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly have been enlisted by the Indian cricket board to select the new India head coach.

Sanjay Jagdale has also been appointed to coordinate the selection process, which has already seen an initial 57 applications reduced to 21.

The BCCI confirmed in a statement that Tendulkar, Laxman and Ganguly will submit their report to the body's president, Anurag Thakur, by June 22.

"The primary operations and activities of the committee will be carried out in the Mumbai office of the BCCI," the statement read.

"Sachin Tendulkar, who is a key member of this committee, but is out of the country, has confirmed his availability as and when required through video conference facilities."

Former seam bowler Venkatesh Prasad has confirmed his application, with the chairman of the senior selection committee Sandeep Patil and former team director Ravi Shastri also in the running.

Ex-team manager Lalchand Rajput and former bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu are among the other candidates to reveal they have applied for the job.