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Cricket: Ravi Shastri reappointed as India head coach

Ravi Shastri will continue as the head coach of India cricket team for another two years.

TAS News Service
August 16, 2019

MUMBAI: Ravi Shastri has been reappointed as the head coach of the senior national cricket team after the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committe interviewed 6 candidates, including the incumbent coach, for the role at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Friday.

Ravi Shastri will continue as the head coach of India cricket team for another two years as the Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by Kapil Dev 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.

Apart from Ravi Shastri who was handed an automatic entry into the interview process, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput were in the fray. Former Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, who was among the 6 shortlisted candidates, pulled out in the eleventh hour, citing personal reasons.

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.

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