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BCCI likely to hire former Pakistan coach

The interview process was conducted by the All-India Senior Selection Committee

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to hire Pakistan’s former strength and conditioning coach, Grant Luden.

According to a press release by the BCCI, Luden is among the candidates who have been shortlisted for the second round of interviews.

“The selection committee has decided to call the following candidates for the post of Strength and Conditioning Coach to the NCA for a second round of interviews to assess their practical skills. The candidates include Mr Luke Woodhouse, Mr Grant Luden, Mr Rajnikanth Sivagnanam, Mr Nick Webb and Mr Anand.”

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The interview process was conducted by the All-India Senior Selection Committee which finalised the candidates for the second round.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at the BCCI HQ in Mumbai to conduct the interview process to select the support staff of Team India (Senior Men). The five-member committee comprising Mr MSK Prasad (Chairman), Mr Sarandeep Singh, Mr Gagan Khoda and Mr Jatin Paranjape attended the process in person while Mr Devang Gandhi attended via video conference.” 

Luden’s second round interview nomination was the result of an extensive four-day process which involved many candidates for various roles.

“Beginning Monday, a total of 14 candidates for the position of Batting Coach, 12 for Bowling Coach, nine for Fielding Coach, 16 for the position of Physiotherapist, 12 for the post of Strength and Conditioning Coach and 24 for the position of Administrative Manager were interviewed. The entire process lasted four days and concluded on Thursday evening.”