BCCI retain Ravi Shastri as Indian team head coach


The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) have reappointed former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team.

Kapil Dev, the head of BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, announced the final decision following their meeting on Friday in Mumbai.

The new contract of the head coach Shastri will run from September 2019 to ICC T20 World Cup in 2021.

“All the stakeholders of the BCCI are on the same page to retain Shastri as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team. He has some splendid achievements under his belt while coaching the national team,” Dev said while talking to the media.

Dev also revealed the names of New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and Australia’s Tom Moody as the other two front-runners to occupy the coaching post. They both are a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier, Shastri overthrew Anil Kumble to become the coach of the Indian team in 2017. Under his coaching, India won 11 Test out 21 matches they played from 2017-2019. They grabbed the top spot in ICC’s World Test Rankings. India’s historic Test series win against Australia at their backyard is yet another achievement of Shastri as team’s commandment.

During Shastri’s tenure, India played 61 ODIs and won 44 out of them. They also qualified for the semi-final of recently concluded World Cup 2019. In T20Is, India¬†won 25 outings out of 36 from 2017-2019.