The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday issued a press release inviting applicants for the position of Head Coach of the men’s cricket team. The interested candidates will have to apply for the job on or before May 31.

Even though current India coach Anil Kumble, whose tenure will end on June 20, will be a “direct entry for the process”, he will have to go through a “fair and completely transparent” selection process if he is to continue in his current role after the Champions Trophy. The tournament begins on June 1. Defending champions India arrived in England on Thursday.

BCCI officials, however, said they are unhappy with Kumble’s role in players’ pay negotiation just before the IPL final, reported NDTV.

Anil Kumble had spoken to the Committee of Administrators and had asked for a 150% hike to retain the Grade A players. Kumble, whose present salary is around Rs 6.25 crore, demanded Rs 7.5 crore per annum.

Interviews for head coach will be conducted by the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who will seek presentations from the applicants. The interview process will be overseen by a nominee of the Committee of Administrators along with the CAC.