Former men’s team coach and South African legend Gary Kirsten has applied for the India women’s team coach's job, according to a media report.
Kirsten guided the then MS Dhoni-led India men's cricket team to the 2011 World Cup title.
"Yes, Gary has applied for the job," the Times of India quoted a BCCI official as saying.
The Indian women's team was recently embroiled in a controversy after their World T20 semi-final exit.
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side failed to enter the final after going down meekly to England in the semis, post which veteran batswoman Mithali Raj lashed out at coach Ramesh Powar's behaviour towards her, describing it as "unfair and discriminatory".
The deadline for applying for the women's team head coach expires on December 14 and till now the names of former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar and ex-South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs have been doing the rounds.
The BCCI has also formed an ad-hoc committee, comprising India's first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, former opener Anshuman Gaekwad and ex-Indian women cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy, to pick the head coach of the Indian women's team.
The interviews will be conducted on December 20 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.