India head coach interviews: Phil Simmons backs out

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India head coach interviews: Phil Simmons backs out

India head coach interviews: Phil Simmons backs out
Former Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons backed out ahead of his interview for the role of India head coach on Friday, citing personal reasons. Simmons was among the 6 candidates shortlisted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the high-profile role.
Phil Simmons was scheduled to attend the interview conducted by Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee at the BCCI headquarters on Friday. He was among the 3 candidates, including incumbent Ravi Shastri and former Australia cricketer Tom Moody, to take the interview via Skype.
Phil Simmons, who won the T20 World Cup in 2016 with West Indies, was appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan in 2017. The West Indies contriver took Afghanistan to the 10-team tourney and stepped down from the role once the tip of quadrennial tournament earlier this year.
Kapil Dev-led CAC, which also has Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy, conducted the interviews for the shortlisted candidates. Robin Singh, who had earlier worked with the Indian team as its support staff, was the first to attend the interview and was followed by Lalchand Rajput and former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.
Ravi Shastri, who is currently in the West Indies, is all set to give his interview around 5 PM IST.
Kapil Dev and the other 2 members of the CAC are expected to make the announcement about the new India head coach in a press conference at 6 PM IST. It was earlier reportable that the group discussion would be conducted at seven PM however it’s been enraptured once Phil Simmon’s exit

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