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Virender Sehwag denies being contacted by BCCI officials for India coaching role

Virender Sehwag has clarified that he has not been contacted by any BCCI official regarding the head coach’s role in the Indian cricket team

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: May 28, 2017 21:50 IST
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Virender Sehwag’s only coaching assignment till date has been as mentor of the Kings XI Punjab team in IPL.
Virender Sehwag’s only coaching assignment till date has been as mentor of the Kings XI Punjab team in IPL.(BCCI)

Former India batsman Virender Sehwag has said he has not been approached by any BCCI official to apply for national team coach’s post, currently occupied by his former teammate Anil Kumble. This followed media reports that he has been asked to apply after the cricket board put out an advertisement.

When Hindustan Times contacted Virender Sehwag on Sunday, the opener clarified he has not been contacted by anyone.

The BCCI had invited applications for the post of the national team coach earlier this month as current head Anil Kumble’s tenure runs only till the end of the Champions Trophy. Kumble will be a direct entry.

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However, given the success the team enjoyed since Kumble took charge, it was widely expected that the former India leg-spinner would get an automatic extension.

On the other hand, Virender Sehwag has never coached a side apart from being a mentor with Kings XI Punjab who finished fifth in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League.

In case Sehwag decides to join the race for the post, he will have to present his case before the Cricket Advisory Committee comprised of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman.