Gautam puts forth 5 demands ahead of taking India’s coach seat
MUMBAI: (Web Desk) India’s former opener Gautam Gambhir is touted to become the next head coach of the Indian national men’s cricket team. Gambhir, 42, appeared for an interview last week and multiple reports claimed that he will be named successor to outgoing Rahul Dravid.

 It can happen soon after the end of India’s ICC T20 World Cup campaign in America.

The former opener has reportedly asked for at least five things during the online meeting with the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising former players Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjape and Sulakshana Naik on June 18.

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As per Navbharat Times, the demands mostly related to the national team’s future. The following are the ‘five conditions’ laid down by Gambhir for the CAC:

1. Full control of the cricketing operations, without any interference from the board.

2. To pick his support staff, including batting, fielding and bowling coaches.

3. Goal setting for four senior players -- Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami. Gambhir, the report claims, wants these four to help India win the 2025 Champions Trophy, which is likely to be held in Pakistan.

4. Separate teams for different formats, with a focus on Test cricket.

5. Start preparing a roadmap for the 2027 ODI World Cup, in earnest.