INDIA HEAD COACH ROLE: Venkatesh Prasad throws his hat in the ring

Sourav Ganguly is a member of Cricket Advisory Committee

Alongside him, Tom Moody and former Indian opener Virender Sehwag are two other big contenders.

Earlier in the day, reports of Prasad throwing his hat in the ring increased the decibel level as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continue to wait for more entrants to select Team India's new head coach after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit. The deadline for applying for the post is July 9.

Prasad worked with Lalchand Rajput, another candidate in the coaching race, in the capacity of a bowling coach during the World T20 in 2007, nurturing the likes of Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Sreesanth and RP Singh as the team developed a strong core group of players post the 50-over World Cup debacle.

The BCCI is aiming to announce the new coach before India head to Sri Lanka in July.

"I have not applied for the head coach's role yet and might not do so before the deadline".

Kumble had also re-applied for the post but later withdrew it when it emerged that captain Virat Kohli had reservations with the leg-spinner's working style.

India eliminated in the quarter-finals
Malaysia , banking on counterattacks, began the proceedings by forcing two successive penalty corners in the third minute. A minute later, Malaysia doubled their lead as Tengku neatly deflected in from their fourth penalty corner.

Besides, he also served as head coach of the Uttar Pradesh team and bowling coach for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Prasad, who played 33 Tests and 162 ODIs in the 90s, is set to finish his three-year term as the junior India chief selector in September this year.

As reported by TOI, Prasad confirmed that he was applying for the position after the legendary leggie stepped down from the post in the wake of India's Champions Trophy final defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan.

However, the 47-year-old revealed that he is yet to write to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising of his former teammates Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman. Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad, who has also been India's bowling coach in the past, has also put his name forward for the top job.

Coming to the working experience of Shastri, joined back in 2014 as Team Director, he had a two-year long stint with the Men in Blue.

"Pl apply for Indian cricket coach".

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