New India coach by September 27: Niranjan Shah

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Mumbai, Sep 18 (UNI) The new India coach would be selected by September 27, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah said here today.

Speaking to mediapersons after the selection committee meeting here today, Mr Shah said they had asked interested candidates to submit their applications to the board by September 15 and we have received around 20 applications which would be forwarded to the committee set up to select a new coach.

He added the committee is likely to meet on September 27 and the applications would be scrutinised before arriving at a decision on who the new coach would be.

When asked whether the coach would be a foreigner or an Indian, selection committee chairman Dilip Vengsarkar, who was also present at the media briefing, intervened and said ''whoever it will be (foreign or Indian), I assure you that the person would be the best suited for the job''.

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