Mumbai - Sachin Tendulkar will tune in from abroad by video link to help
choose India's new coach after he was handed the task alongside fellow
batting greats Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
and Laxman, dubbed the "holy trinity" by Indian media, together with
senior official Sanjay Jagdale, will get to work after the flood of 57
applications was whittled down to 21, a statement said on Thursday.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release added that
Tendulkar, who is out of the country, "has confirmed his availability as
and when required through video conference facilities".
high-powered committee has less than a week to pick a coach, with their
choice expected to be submitted for approval by June 22. The new coach
is likely to be appointed before India's tour of the West Indies in
"The said committee... will process and scrutinise all the
applications, conduct interviews and seek presentations from candidates
as the committee deems fit," BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said in the
"Should the committee desire to look at all the 57 applications as well, the said will be made available to them."
BCCI hasn't named any of the candidates, but media reports suggest that
the front-runners are former team director Ravi Shastri and current
chief selector Sandeep Patil.