Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is already preparing ground to sack Fletcher and has contacted his countryman and former England Team Director Andy Flower.
"Nothing has been finalised as these are preliminary talks, with the board likely to invite applications from suitable candidates for the post next month," a source told HT.
A file photo of India skipper MS Dhoni with coach Duncan Fletcher. (AFP)
"Routine process would be followed before handing the responsibilities to the new coach. But so far, Flower has been contacted and let's see who wins the race," the source was further quoted as saying.
Fletcher became India coach after Gary Kirsten decided to not extend his contract following India's World Cup win in 2011. But India have performed miserably under the Zimbabwean, especially overseas.
Flower has recently resigned from his England job following an Ashes whitewash in Australia.