Ravi Shastri Retained As Team India's Head Coach Until 2021
GUWAHATI: Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) announced that Ravi Shastri will continue in his capacity as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
The committee comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy in a meeting said that Shastri will be in charge of the Indian cricket team until 2021 World T20.
In specialist coaching roles, Vikram Rathour has come on as the batting coach - replacing Sanjay Bangar. There have been no changes in the bowling and fielding department with Bharat Arun and R Sridhar holding their posts respectively.
It is to be mentioned that for the head coach role other short-listed candidates like Mike Hesson, Robin Singh, Phil Simmons, Tom Moody and Lalchand Rajput. However, Simmons had pulled out later citing 'personal reasons'.
Shastri was initially appointed as Team India coach in 2017 by CAC members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.