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Shah Rukh Khan, Narendra Modi, MS Dhoni’s names used for fake applications for Indian Cricket Team’s head coach position: Report

en Bollywood News Shah Rukh Khan, Narendra Modi, MS Dhoni’s names used for fake applications for Indian Cricket Team’s head coach position: Report

While sifting through applications received by the May 27 deadline, the board has discovered a significant number – reportedly around 3400 – to be fake.

Fresh off the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 fervour with Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s team Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) winning the season, Indian cricketers are gearing up for ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024. Now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is facing a selection headache for the head coach position of the Indian men's cricket team. While sifting through applications received by the May 27 deadline, the board has discovered a significant number – reportedly around 3400 – to be fake. These applications included names of prominent personalities like politicians Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, and even cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virender Sehwag.

Shah Rukh Khan, Narendra Modi, MS Dhoni’s names used for fake applications for Indian Cricket Team’s head coach position Report

Shah Rukh Khan, Narendra Modi, MS Dhoni’s names used for fake applications for Indian Cricket Team’s head coach position: Report

According to a report in India Today, this isn't the first time the BCCI has encountered such an issue. Last year too, they received a similar influx of bogus applications. The ease of access through the online application form, available on the BCCI website, seems to be a contributing factor. Recognizing this, the board is contemplating alternative methods to minimize fake applications in the future.

“Since the application process is in the public domain, fans and many people can easily access the form,” a BCCI source revealed to India Today. “We may think of reducing all these things going forward. We may come up with some new processes of inviting applications which will rule out fake applications.”

With the genuine applications now under scrutiny, one name emerging as a frontrunner is Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of the recently crowned IPL 2024 champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). However, Gambhir faces competition. Earlier, discussions revolved around former Australian cricketers Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting, but both publicly expressed their disinterest in the demanding role.

The current head coach, Rahul Dravid, has decided to step down after the upcoming T20 World Cup in June, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. While Gambhir's credentials are strong, other potential contenders could emerge. Former Indian cricketers like VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, and Ravi Shastri might also be considered.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan was in a celebratory mood this past weekend once his team won the IPL 2024 title after a decade. The actor was recently admitted in Gujarat due to heatstroke. On the work front, he plans to begin his next, King, in July 2024.

ALSO READ: KKR wins IPL 2024: Shah Rukh Khan gives forehead kiss to Gauri Khan, lifts trophy; Suhana Khan gets emotional hugging SRK, AbRam and Aryan, watch viral videos


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