The high-profile Jonty Rhodes and the incumbents, which includes Sanjay Bangar, who is facing tough competition from former India players Vikram Rathour and Pravin Amre on Tuesday appeared for interviews conducted to pick the Indian team’s support staff.
The MSK Prasad-led senior selection committee resumed the process on Tuesday after a total of 18 interviews for the batting and bowling coaches conducted on Monday.
The former South Africa cricketer Rhodes appeared for the fielding coach’s interview via Skype.
Vikram Rathour and Pravin Amre have emerged as a strong contender to replace Bangar, who has been with the team since 2014, during his tenure India have played 50 Tests and 119 ODIs.
Bangar, current bowling coach Bharat Arun, and fielding coach R Sridhar appeared for the interview via video conference from the West Indies. Whereas, Abhay Sharma, who has been with the India A team and Englishman Julian Fountain, who previously has worked with Bangladesh and Pakistan, also appeared for the fielding coach’s position.
The process of selection is expected to be completed by Thursday when all the interviews for various positions including batting, bowling and fielding coach will be done.
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