Six applicants including former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag are in the race for the position of team India coach.
India head coach Anil Kumble did not accompany the cricket team, which left on Tuesday for West Indies for the limited-overs series.
Speaking to Cricketnext, a source in the COA said that while the committee has stayed away from the decision process, it is important that Kohli and Kumble are on the same page before the latter is handed an extension because the atmosphere in the team will take a beating if Kumble continues against Kohli's wish. The Indian team will play five ODIs and one Twenty20 worldwide during the 20-day tour.
Pending a decison on coach, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chose to send the beleaguered coach to the West Indies. Dravid's 10-month contract had expired on 31 March, 2017. "There is chance that his appointment would come up at board special general body meeting". Former CoA member Ramacharandra Guha had insinuated that Dravid's coaching contract with both India A and IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils was contrary to the spirit of the Lodha Committee.
"The CAC has approved the two-year extension and now everything depends on money to be paid to Dravid". "By the BCCI's conflict of interest rules, I was absolutely not under a conflict of interest". A BCCI source confirmed that the man from Bangalore was paid more than 4 crore rupees for his earlier coaching stint with the young teams.
Fearing more controversy, Dravid had also excused himself from the U-19 team selection meeting for the England tour.