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Bharat Arun and R Sridhar have started receiving offers from IPL franchises
Bharat Arun and R Sridhar have decided not to apply for the positions of bowling and fielding coaches of the Indian men's team respectively. Both are eligible for the jobs, advertisements for which were given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday (October 17), but both are understood to have formally informed the BCCI about their decision not to seek extensions.
With Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the new head coach, it is likely that he will come with his own set of support staff. Nevertheless, both Arun and Sridhar are qualified to reapply and they have decided against it.
As per the BCCI notification, the aspirants or incumbents should not be 60 at the time of appointment and Arun will not be 59 by then. Sridhar is only 51. However, having been associated with the Indian team for more than six years, both have decided to move on.
They will complete their stints after the ongoing T20 WC. Same with head coach Ravi Shastri, who will be 60 next May.
Cricbuzz understands that offers from the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are lining up before the coaches. One of them has a confirmed offer from a franchise based in North India and he has asked them to wait till the end of the T20 WC. The other has a few offers and hoping for more once the two new IPL teams are announced. Expectedly, the signing will be done only after the T20 WC.
BCCI creates a new post in NCA
Meanwhile, the BCCI is seeking to create a new post at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) by appointing a Head Sports Science and Medicine, a vertical who will be in chargeof all physios, trainers and also nutrition experts in the Indian cricket setup. The creation of the post is part of the NCA up-gradation plan and the newcomer will be singularly responsible for injury management, rehab process and recruitment of personnel.
“The buck will stop with him as far as physios, trainers, fitness, rehab and nutrition decisions,” said a source well-versed with the development. The BCCI has issued an advertisement for this post.
It was a recommendation of Dravid, who got it sanctioned by the BCCI during his recent meeting in Dubai recently. The reason why the BCCI has not advertised for the Indian team's trainer's job despite incumbent Nick Webb resigning is that the board wants to assign the job to the new person.