BCCI Requirements for India's Next Head Coach: Key Qualifications and Criteria

Check out the essential qualifications required by the BCCI for the next head coach of the Indian cricket team.Find out the key criteria and skills needed to lead one of the most prestigious teams in international cricket.

Arunima Purohit
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the application for the position of men's national team head coach and the tenure starts from July 1 this year and concludes on December 31, 2027. This will be the year when the next 50-over Cricket World Cup will take place. Rahul Dravid's tenure ends after the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and a new coach is set to replace him. Moreover, BCCI has released some qualifications criteria for the post along with the application. 

"Should have played a minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI's or head coach of a full member Test playing nation, for a minimum period of 2 years; or the head coach of an Associate member/Indian Premier League (IPL) Team or equivalent international league/first class eams/ national A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years; or Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent; and should be below 60 years of age," said BCCI. 

The position is open to all coaches from all over the world. However, they have to meet the eligibility criteria put up by the BCCI and then their selection will be confirmed. Before Rahul Dravid, Ravi Shashtri was the head coach of India and hence, the management will be looking to have an Indian coach who can manage the team well. 

BCCI reached out to Stephan Fleming for coach position: Reports

While the coach position's applications are out, BCCI has reached out to former Kiwi player and present CSK coach Stephan Fleming to join in as India's coach for the upcoming tenure of three years. While this is a piece of great news for the India fans as Fleming has the much-needed experience for the position, however, it isn't great news for the CSK fans. 

If Fleming decides to join India as the coach, he'll have to leave CSK since the management is looking for a full-time job. Hence, the chances of Fleming joining the India camp might not be possible since he wouldn't be interested in leaving the Super Kings after being with them for more than 15 years now.