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Reports: Justin Langer emerges as frontrunner for India coach's job

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3.70K   //    17 May 2015, 23:17 IST
 Scorchers coach Justin Langer looks on during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers in January

Former Australia batsman and Australian team batting consultant Justin Langer’s name has appeared as a frontrunner for the spot of the chief coach of the Indian cricket team. Outgoing coach Duncan Fletcher’s contract running out has fuelled intense speculation in recent weeks over who the new coach shall be.

Langer, who has earlier been a batting consultant with Australian national team, has been the chief coach of his home state Western Australia in Sheffield Shield and 'Big Bash'. The 44-year-old, who scored 7696 runs in 105 Tests with 23 hundreds, is known to be shrewd tactician.

"Langer's name is doing rounds but it is too premature to say anything. No formal offer has been made by BCCI to anyone but some of the bigwigs are discussing names of Justin Langer and former England chief coach Andy Flower. While applications will be invited and due process will be followed, the BCCI won't mind if Langer or Flower send their CVs," a source close to the development told PTI on Sunday.

It has also been reported that there will be a meeting next week after the IPL final between BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Anurag Thakur to lay out the road map for appointing the new India coach.

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