For the second term, Ravi Shastri has been named as the new head coach of the Indian National cricket team.

He will assume the role of head coach as the ‘Home season of Cricket’ starts from September 20 with the South Africa’s tour of India.

Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by Anil Kumble with all the three members has conducted interviews of the six shortlisted candidates in Mumbai through the day on Friday and finally reached the conclusion to pick Ravi Shastri. Former India coach and opener Anshuman Gaekwad and Indian women’s team captain Shanta Rangaswami are the other members of the CAC.

Ravi Shastri with the backing of Team India captain, Virat Kohli has the front runner to claim the position of head coach. He also openly commented that he would be happy to have the present Head Coach back for a second term.

Apart from him, Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Phil Simmons, Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput were the other fve contenders for the head coach position.

The CAC members during the interview process had given individual marks to the candidates and Shastri was picked for the highest aggregate across five different parameters adopted to pick the candidate. New Zealander Mike Hesson and Tom Moody from Australia were placed second and third respectively.

Ravi Shastri’s earlier term ended with India’s elimination from the ICC World Cup 2019. But he along with sport staff members was given a 45-day extension for India’s ongoing tour of the West Indies.

Source: News Agencies


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