Jonty Rhodes could be the India’s next fielding coach

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Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes has applied for the position of India’s fielding coach. Rhodes applied for the job after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited application for the position of head coach and support staff for the Indian team.

Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI functionary said: “Yes, Rhodes has applied and while it is true that he hasn’t coached any international team, he has been involved with Mumbai Indians for nine seasons and as per the eligibility criteria.”

You need to have worked with an IPL team for three seasons if not an international team,” the functionary said.

“His involvement with MI till the last season will also come in handy if he does get the position because he understands how Indians function and what are their areas of strengths and weaknesses,” he added.

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