Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid's tenure will end after the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in USA and West Indies in June. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the head coach's job.

In response, BCCI has reportedly received more than 3,000 applicants for the coveted post. However, as per reports published in some sections of media, fake applicants have applied for the post by using the names of famous persons like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, legendry batter Sachin Tendulkar and former captain MS Dhoni.

As the deadline for applying for the post ended on Monday (May 27), it is understood that the BCCI also received multiple fake applications in the names of Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, among other ex-cricketers. 

Notably, the board had invited applications on May 13 for the job on Google forms and witnessed a large number of fake applicants for the post on a daily basis.

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However, it is not clear at this stage whether the BCCI has received any applications from genuine candidates who are interested in the responsibility.

In 2022 also when the BCCI had invited applications for the post of head coach, they had received around 5,000 applications from imposters using celebrity names.

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