Phil Simmons short-listed for the job as head coach of India

by August 13th, 2019

Former West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has been short-listed for the job as head coach of India’s men’s team.

Simmons who also coached Afghanistan at the ICC men’s cricket world cup in England, is among a list of 6 candidates on a shortlist.

Ravi Shastri, as well as Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Lalchan Rajput and robin Singh are the other five candidates.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, (BBC’s) cricket advisory committee, headed by Kapil Dev, will convene in Mumbai to conduct the interviews before making their decision on Friday.

Moody and Simmons are likely to join the committee members over video conference, while Hesson will be present in Mumbai for the interview, along with Rajput and Robin.

The former West Indies opener Simmons was until June the head coach of Afghanistan. In the past, he has also had stints with West Indies, with whom he won the World T20 title in 2016, and, most notably, Ireland.