After the IPL 2024 eliminator loss, Andy Flower is not in the race to become India coach, RCB’s coach confirms

The search for the next head coach of Team India continues to be a complex puzzle for the BCCI, with another high-profile candidate bowing out of the race.
The head coach of Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Andy Flower, has officially confirmed that he will not be applying for the Indian head coach position. Speaking after RCB’s IPL Eliminator loss vs. Rajasthan Royals, Flower clarified in the post-match press conference, “I haven’t applied, and I won’t apply. I am happy with my involvement with the franchise teams.”
Despite the application deadline approaching within a week, the BCCI is keeping its options open. Names like GautamGambhir (KKR), Stephen Fleming (CSK), Justin Langer (LSG), and MahelaJayawardene (MI) have reportedly piqued their interest.
The board is currently in the process of gauging the interest of potential candidates. Gujarat Titans’ coach Ashish Nehra, initially considered, seems hesitant about a full-time commitment across formats. The long travel commitments, requiring the coach to be with the team for almost 10 months until the 2027 World Cup, further complicate matters.


May 23, 2024 7:14 AM