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New Zealand's Mike Hesson to apply for Team India's head coach job

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 26, 2019, 4:37 pm IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2019, 4:37 pm IST

Hessen steered New Zealand to the final of the World Cup 2015 during his tenure with the national side.

According to the report, Hesson and his agent have considered the requirement of Team India's head coach's job description as posted on BCCI's official website. (Photo: AFP)
 According to the report, Hesson and his agent have considered the requirement of Team India's head coach's job description as posted on BCCI's official website. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Former New Zealand cricketer Mike Hessen is set to apply for Team India's head coach position, as per a report in CricketNext. Hesson was the head coach of New Zealand for six years before resigning in 2018. He returned to coaching in 2019

Hessen steered New Zealand to the final of the World Cup 2015 during his tenure with the national side.

“Hesson is very much interested in applying for the head coach’s position,” a source told CricketNext. “He has spent a couple of months in India already working with Kings XI in IPL as well as doing television work with the broadcasters. He’ll love to work with a high-profile team like India after a highly successful stint with New Zealand.”

“Hesson and his agent need to be convinced about the conditions of the job as laid down by the BCCI. But chances are that they will be sending their application in soon,” the source added.

According to the report, Hesson and his agent have considered the requirement of Team India's head coach's job description as posted on BCCI's official website.

In order to apply for the head coach's position, Hesson will have to give an affidavit to clear him of potential ‘conflict of interest’.

“Gary Kirsten applied for the women coach’s job earlier this year when he was still employed with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He had to furnish an affidavit to the BCCI stating that he would give up his position with the IPL franchise if he was selected for the job. Although Kirsten was the first choice of the ad-hoc Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), he couldn’t accept the position because he was not able to fulfil the terms of the affidavit.”

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