Ravi Shastri reappointed as India head coach

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MUMBAI: Ravi Shastri will continue as the head coach of India cricket team for another two years as the Cricket Advisory Committee picked the former India captain for the role after conducting interviews in Mumbai on Friday.

Ravi Shastri’s tenure has been extended till the T20 World Cup in 2021, Kapil Dev said after the CAC interviewed 6 candidates at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters. The former India captain also gave out the top 3 candidates after the interview. The panel rated Ravi Shastri at No. 1, Mike Hesson at No. 2 and Tom Moody at No. 3.

Ravi Shastri, who is currently with the Indian team in the West Indies, gave his interview via video calling platform, Skype. Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput and Mike Hesson attended the interview in person at the BCCI headquarters while Tom Moody also gave a Skype interview from Australia. Notably, Ravi Shastri’s contract expired after India’s World Cup 2019 campaign but he was handed a 45-day extension to be with the team on their tour to West Indies. Batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar’s contracts were also extended for the said period.