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All the international cricket coaches, I know, now are ex-cricket players.

Is it necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach?
I need to know what the basic qualifications are, to become a cricket coach for a national team?

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It is not necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach, although that would help. I can list a number of national team coaches who never played at the highest level: Tim Nielsen(coached the Australia national team), Shane Jurgensen(current Bangladesh coach), Richard Pybus(coached Pakistan) and probably most famously John Buchanan(the Australian coach during their period of dominance in the late 90s to the early 2000s).

As for the coaching qualifications, each country seems to have its own coaching system. You can find out more about the different programs in some of the test countries at the links below:

  1. India - http://cricketindiaacademy.com/cricket-coaches.aspx
  2. Australia - http://www.cricket.com.au/get-involved/coaching
  3. England - http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/coach-education/
  4. South Africa - http://www.cricket.co.za/coaching.aspx?id=5
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