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Ravi Shastri, India's former team director, has made a decision to apply for the position of the national team's head coach, he confirmed to Indian Express on Tuesday (June 27).

Shastri has confirmed The Indian Express that he "has chose to apply for the job".

Ravi Shastri was removed as coach in 2016 despite having an excellent year akin to what Anil Kumble did for the Indian cricket team, reported the The New Indian Express.

He strongly feels that he can bring some change in Kohli's behaviour as he says, "Why I should be appointed as the head coach?"

On Tuesday, the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising former Indian cricketers Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman revealed that they didn't even meet Kumble, and only had a lengthy conversation with Kohli.

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He also dismissed reports of him applying the job only if he was assured of getting it. Regardless of all, Shastri had expressed disappointment as Anil Kumble was announced as the Head Coach, back in June 2016.

Also, some of the coaches who had initially applied are not happy with BCCI's move.

During Shastri's tenure as Team Director, India won the Test series in Sri Lanka after a gap of 22 years and also outplayed South Africa 3-0 in a four-Test home series before clinching the Asia Cup.

A source close to the developments had told Cricketnext at the Board had approached Shastri on the insistence of captain Virat Kohli, who is known to have a good equation with the former team director. But, the former India skipper has rubbished the report, telling the daily "that's all bull crap".

Kumble opted not to renew his contract following rumours of a rift between him and Kohli, despite the captain denying the truth in them. The candidate list thus stands as - Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Dodda Ganesh, Lalchand Rajput and Richard Pybus.