Sehwag, Moody apply for India job

Virender Sehwag (AP)
Virender Sehwag (AP)

Cape Town - Former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag has put his name forward to be the new head coach of the national side, according to reports.

The India coaching position has been advertised after it was announced that Anil Kumble will not be renewing his one-year deal that expires at the end of this month.

According to reports in PTI, six candidates have applied for the position and that includes Sehwag, who had a 14 year international career but who's only coaching experience was in this season's IPL with Kings XI Punjab.

The other candidates are former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former Pakistan mentor Richard Pybus while former India 'A' coach Lalchand Rajput has also applied.

The final applicant is former national side medium-pacer Dodda Ganesh with the BCCI's cricket advisory committee compromising for players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman tasked to select their man.

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