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Sandeep Patil submits application to be India's coach

Sandeep Patil submits application to be India's coach
Sandeep Patil has worked with Kenya, Oman and also the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
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India's chief selector Sandeep Patil has submitted his application for the position of the head coach after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited seasoned campaigners to apply for the job.

The former Indian batsman has the experience of working as the coach of Kenya and Oman as well as the chairman of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

Patil has been India’s chief selector since September 2012 and he has also had a brief stint as the coach of the national team in 1996.

Under Patil’s tenure, Kenya enjoyed considerable success with the high point being a semi-final appearance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.

In his international career spanning between 1980 and 1986, Patil played 29 Test matches and 45 One-Day Internationals and was a part of the World Cup winning squad in 1983.

The BCCI called for applications for the post on 1st June and the deadline for the same is 10th June whereas the board is expected to finalise the appointments ahead of the tour of West Indies in July.

The applicants for the post will be screened by a cricket advisory committee which will be set up consisting of reputed former Indian players.

Currently, India are slated to tour Zimbabwe for a limited overs series and the BCCI has opted to pick Sanjay Bangar as the interim head coach for the campaign.

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