A panel of former captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will select the head coach of Indian cricket from a list of 21 candidates from 22 June, the board of directors of the country cricket (BCCI) said.

BCCI has received 57 requests and despite recommend a small pool of candidates, all petitions will still be available to a panel that also includes former Test batsman VVS Laxman, Board Secretary Ajay Shirke said in a statement.

The post has been vacant since the term of Ravi Shastri as the manager of the team ended with the semifinal exit from India at the World Twenty20 tournament on the floor of the house earlier this year.