It's good to have healthy competition: Lalchand Rajput applies for Team India coach

The former opening batsman has been a successful coach for under-19 team.

Mumbai: Not only Sandeep Patil or Ravi Shastri have been eyeing Team India's head coach post, every single day more and more former players are coming forward to apply for the post.

On Tuesday, former Indian cricket team manager Lalchand Rajput has sent his application. "I have already forwarded my application this morning. I have all the necessary credentials to be India coach," he said.

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"I have not sent any presentation. Now the only the desire is to convey my intention. Once I am called for the interview, the demonstration and presentation will be shown to the BCCI officials," he added.

The 55-year-old right-handed batsman has played only two Tests and four ODIs' for India, but the former opening batsman has been a successful coach for under-19 team. He had also been a manager of the national team.

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Quizzed about his chances after pointing out that Ravi Shastri and chief selector Sandeep Patil have also thrown their hats in the ring, Rajput says, "It is always good to have healthy competition."

It’s also learnt that Pravin Amre, Vikram Rathore, Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh and Balwinder Sandhu are either preparing to send their applications or have already sent their wishes to the board.

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More applications are bound to be received by the BCCI until the last date (June 10) of submission.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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