Ravi Shastri appointed new coach of Indian cricket team


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), on Tuesday, according to inputs, announced Ravi Shastri as the new coach of the Indian cricket team.

The new head coach, Ravi Shastri, has been appointed till the next ICC World Cup, scheduled in 2019 in England.

CAC, on Monday, had said that they’re postponing the announcement for a few days as they need to talk to skipper Virat Kohli.

The sources, however, told Times Now earlier in the day, that the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked BCCI to announce the new coach today (July 11).

Shastri had initially not applied for the post but when the BCCI extended the deadline for acceptance of applications till July 9, the former skipper jumped into the fray and suddenly became the hot favourite. The former India captain was the team director in 2015 and Kohli and Co reached a high level of success in Shastri’s tenure which included winning the Asia Cup.

Last year though, Shastri was ignored for the post of head coach after his tenure of team director ended after the Cricket Advisory Council (CAC) which comprises of legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman picked Anil Kumble as coach.

Ganguly favoured Kumble ahead of Shastri for the post and that caused a highly publicised rift between the two of them.

But the BCCI’s Kumble experiment failed after Captain Kohli and Kumble had a fallout post the ICC Champions Trophy final which led to Kumble resigning.

With Shastri back in the Indian dressing room, team India will hope that their fortunes change for the better after losing in the final of the Champions Trophy and a poor show in the West Indies.