The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced that
the post for national team coach will be advertised with Kumble's
contract due to expire at the end of this month.
Although successful on the field, India have only lost one series
under Kumble in the last year, there have been reports of a rift with
captain Virat Kohli.
The supposed rift with the skipper has though not deterred Kumble from applying for the position again.
The former India leg-spinner is part of a six-man shortlist that
includes Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and
All six candidates will be interviewed by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory
Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and
The CAC will have to make a decision close to the end of the
Champions Trophy, 18 June, because India are set to play a limited-over
series in the Caribbean against the West Indies soon after the