India Head Coach Interview LIVE Updates: Gautam Gambhir guided KKR to IPL 2024 title.© BCCI/IPL

BCCI Announcement India Head Coach LIVE: The announcement of the next Indian cricket team coach can happen anytime. Amid the wait for the new Indian cricket team coach, some very interesting names are coming up for the support staff. Gautam Gambhir, who is reported to be the front-runner for the coach’s post, has had some demands regarding his support staff. He has also received some interesting suggestions. Currently, Vikram Rathour is the batting coach, Paras Mhambrey is the bowling coach while T Dillip is the fielding coach. Apart from Gambhir, former Indian women’s cricket team coach WV Raman has also been interviewed.

  • 18:26 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Why Is BCCI Pursuing Gambhir?

    A report by news agency IANS has said, quoting sources, on the reason behind BCCI pursuing Gambhir with so much intensity. The report said the BCCI officials are impressed with the way Gambhir mentored young players at KKR and helped the franchise win its third IPL. Gambhir confirmed his candidature after the BCCI bigwigs agreed to his condition of being given a free hand in running the team as he does at the KKR. 

  • 17:19 (IST)

    India Coach Appointment Live: Who Will Be The Bowling Coach?

    Interestingly, Gautam Gambhir and BCCI have received from an ex-Pakistan player Kamran Akmal regarding the support. Akmal feels that India should go for Gambhir’s former India teammates Zaheer Khan or Ashish Nehra to be the next bowling coach. “Gambhir was with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and they did really well under him. He became a mentor of KKR and they became champions. He is an amazing planner and has a brilliant cricketing mind. I have played a lot of cricket with him. We have been together for a long time. We played, had food and had chats together. We are still good friends. We are still in touch,” Akmal told Times of India. 

    “He should be the head coach and India can go for Ashish Nehra or Zaheer Khan as bowling coach.”

  • 16:34 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Surprise in fielding coach?

    A new update is coming up. Gautam Gambhir, and not BCCI, has approached SA great Jonty Rhodes to be the next fielding coach of the Indian cricket team, according to a report in Cricbuzz. Gambhir and Rhodes worked together at the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL. Under their guidance, LSG entered the IPL playoffs twice

  • 14:11 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: What WV Raman Said On Gautam Gambhir

    WV Raman, competing with Gautam Gambhir for the India head coach job, had nothing but praise for the 2011 World Cup-winner.

    “I’ve always rated Gautam Gambhir as one of the best captains in the IPL. He’s always been intense and tactically sound. His success comes purely from his own efforts. He is committed to cricket and does not try to conform to others’ expectations. If he takes up the India role, I wish him all the very best,” Raman had told RevSportz.

  • 12:49 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Questions Asked By CAC

    The CAC reportedly asked these three questions to Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman, as per RevSportz:

    1. What are your ideas regarding the coaching staff of the team?

    2. With a few aging players in both the batting and bowling departments, how will you handle the transition phase?

    3. What are your views on split captaincy, fitness parameters concerning workload management, and addressing the team’s failure to win ICC trophies?

  • 11:46 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: What Gambhir’s Appointment Would Mean For Rohit, Kohli

    Former India opener Aakash Chopra feels a lot could change for India’s veteran stars if Gautam Gambhir gets hired as head coach.

    “I am saying it will be an interesting tenure because you will have to manage the transition here, and that is never an easy thing. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, maybe Ravindra Jadeja, especially their roles in T20s, there are plenty of people who are on the wrong side of 30, 35 to 37, including Ravichandran Ashwin,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

  • 10:50 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: What Gambhir Had Said On India Coach Job

    A week or so ago, Gautam Gambhir openly flirted with the idea of taking the India coach job. He had said: “Look, I would love to coach the Indian team,” Gambhir said. “There is no bigger honour. There is no bigger honour than coaching your national team. You are representing 140 crore Indians. And more across the globe as well. And when you represent India, how can it get bigger than that?”

  • 10:14 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Gambhir All Set To Replace Dravid, Announcement On…

    India head coach Rahul Dravid is expected to be replaced by Gautam Gambhir despite competition from WV Raman, former Indian women’s team coach. As per a report, the formal announcement of Gambhir’s appointment is likely to be made by the BCCI during the closing stages of the T20 World Cup 2024.

  • 09:07 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Which Stars To Benefit With Gambhir’s Appointment?

    With Gautam Gambhir leading the race for Team India’s next head coach, the return of Shreyas Iyer to India’s setup is likely to get a boost. Also, IPL stars like Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Mayank Yadav, Harshit Rana, Nitish Reddy, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Yash Dayal are all at the NCA camp at present, with the development hinting at their potential call-up for the national team.

  • 08:39 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Potential Selectors Also Interviewed

    Alongside the hunt for Team India’s head coach, the trio of Mithun Manhas, Ajay Ratra and Reetinder Singh Sodhi were also interviewed for the national selector’s role

  • 07:46 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Gautam Gambhir Enquires About Jonty Rhodes Interest

    A report in Cricbuzz has suggested that Gambhir has also asked South Africa great Jonty Rhodes about his interest in joining the support staff under him in the Indian team. 

  • 07:41 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: New Coach To Be Given 3 And A Half Year Deal

    The BCCI has already confirmed that the new head coach would be appointed for for three-and-a-half years, from July 2024 to December 2027. The board had also stated that the head coach would guide the team in all three formats, ruling out separate appointments for separate roles.

  • 07:12 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Process Continues Today

    Another day, another development in the BCCI’s hunt for a new head coach continues. Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman, the only two applicants for the role, will be quizzed again today. An intriguing day awaits.

  • 00:23 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: The story so far

    Today might be the day when BCCI announces Indian cricket team’s next head coach. According to the information so far, Gautam Gambhir and WV Raman are the two candidates who have been interviewed. That’s a surprise because some reports pointed at Gambhir being the only candidate. one report even said that though Gambhir is the front-runner, the BCCI liked WV Raman’s presentation.

  • 23:23 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: Cryptic post by WV Raman

  • 23:11 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Know the candidates

    That is not all. Gambhir, as a mentor, guided new Franchise Lucknow Super Giants to IPL playoffs twice. Then in 2024, as KKR mentor, he guided the team to the title. Gambhir is a former IPL-winning captain too with Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • 22:44 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: Know the candidates

    Now the second candidate: Gautam Gambhir. A member of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup winning teams, Gambhir was one of the best left-handed openers that this country has produced. In both the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup, he played crucial roles. After hanging his playing boots, he wore the mentor’s hat for several IPL teams. 

  • 22:19 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Know the candidates

    Let’s look at the two candidates whose name have come up so far: 1st the surprise one – WV Raman. A veteran of 11 Tests and 27 ODIs, Raman is 59 years old. Interestingly, BCCI said the candidates must be below 60. Raman played his domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu as a left-handed batter and a part-time left-arm spinner. Raman was also the coach of the Indian women’s national team. 

  • 21:54 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: A 3-way race?

    The coaching selection process is likely to continue tomorrow also. Several reports have claimed that an overseas coach will be interviewed. Though so far, there has been no clarity on who that person goin to be. Is BCCI looking at multiple roles in the coaching role? No report has so far point at that direction.  

  • 20:56 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: When will the coach be named?

    When will the India coach be named? Now that is an interesting question. According to news agency PTI, there is an Apex Council meeting on Tuesday evening and it is understood that BCCI secretary Jay Shah will apprise the members of the coach selection process before the final announcement is made. The CAC is also interviewing a few interested candidates for the North Zone selector’s position

  • 20:19 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: What Happened in the interview?

    “Yes, Gambhir appeared for the interview with the CAC. One round of discussions happened today. There is another round expected tomorrow,” a BCCI source told PTI. “Raman was interviewed after Gambhir. It was also on zoom. He also gave his presentation on his vision and road map on Indian cricket. The interview went for around 40 minutes. There were some initial questions by the committee before they looked at the presentation,” the source informed.

  • 20:00 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: What Gambhir Said On Becoming India Coach

  • 19:37 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: Gambhir’s ‘demands’

    Earlier, a report by news agency IANS had claimed that BCCI has agreed to several demands from Gambhir. It included full command on the team, separate teams for white-ball and red-ball. The BCCI officially invited applications for the India head coach’s post with May 27 set as the deadline. As per the job description, the new India men’s head coach would be for all three formats from July 2024 till December 2027.

  • 19:06 (IST)

    Coach Appointment Live: Who is the Overseas star?

    If indeed an overseas star will be interviewed for the coach’s job, it will be interesting to see who that is. Earlier, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting had said an ‘approach’  

    “…there were a few little one-on-one conversations during the IPL, just to get a level of interest from me as to whether I would do it,” Ponting told the ICC. “I’d love to be a senior coach of a national team, but with the other things that I have in my life and wanting to have a bit of time at home…everyone knows if you take a job working with the Indian team, you can’t be involved in an IPL team, so it would take that out of it as well.

  • 18:51 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: What Jay Shah said

    “Neither I nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer. The reports circulating in certain media sections are completely incorrect. Finding the right coach for our national team is a meticulous and thorough process. We are focused on identifying individuals who possess a deep understanding of the Indian cricket structure and have risen through the ranks. It’s crucial that our coach has an in-depth knowledge of our domestic cricket framework to truly elevate Team India to the next level,” Shah had said.

  • 18:48 (IST)

    India Coach Appointment Live: Overseas star in fray?

    Some more interesting updates are coming. If the news18 report is true, then an overseas will also be interviewed for the Indian cricket coach’s post on Wednesday. However, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had clearly mentioned that the next India head coach will be someone, who understands Indian cricket from the grassroot level.

  • 18:36 (IST)

    India Coach Interview Live: BCCI impressed with new candidate!

    The report further stated that WV Raman’s presentation was very thorough and liked by the CAC. “Gambhir had a virtual interview but Raman’s presentation was very impressive and detailed. The CAC is likely to interview an overseas candidate tomorrow. Gambhir has the edge but Raman’s presentation was very thorough,” the  report quoted a BCCI official.

  • 18:21 (IST)

    BCCI interview Live: Gambhir not the only candidate!

    BIG Breaking! However, according to a report in the News18, Gautam Gambhir was not the only candidate who was interviewed by BCCI on Tuesday. Along with Gambhir, former India star WV Raman was also interview. The report said that an overseas star will also be interviewed on Wednesday.

  • 18:18 (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir interview live: The hard task master

    Gautam Gambhir is known as someone who is not afraid of calling a spade, ‘a spade’. He has time and again said that in his team there is no ‘senior or junior’. Everyone is treated equally. He is known to be a hard task-master who can get the best out of a player. 


  • 18:06 (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir interview live: Meeting over!

    According to the latest update by news agency PTI, the first round of interview between Gautam Gambhir and BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) – the panel which will shortlist India’s next coach is over. Both parties met virtually. “Yes, Gambhir appeared for the interview with the CAC. One round of discussions happened today. There is another round expected tomorrow,” a BCCI source told PTI. 

  • 17:52 (IST)

    Gautam Gambhir coach Live: Is he the man?

    Gautam Gambhir has won two World Cup (ODI and T20I) as a player for the Indian cricket team. He was a star batter. After he retired, Gambhir dabbled in many roles including being a star cricket expert on various channels. But he was very effective as the mentor of the IPL side. Under his mentorship, Lucknow Super Giants entered the IPL playoffs twice. IN 2024, he cam to KKR as a mentor and took the team to the title.

  • 17:49 (IST)

    BCCI Interview Live: Hello and weclome!

    Hello all! The appointment of the next Indian cricket team coach can take place any time now. The tenure of the next coach starts after the 2024 T20 World Cup gets over. Gautam Gambhir is reported to be the only candidate who has applied for the job. However, there is no official update on who the next India coach will be. 

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