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Ravi Shastri & support staff get extension after World Cup

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and support staffs which includes batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach Sridhar get an extension of duties for 45 days after World Cup.

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Virat Kohli and co are currently busy in the mega event ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Post the World Cup it was expected that there might be some changes in the support staffs panel as their contracts will end after the mega event.

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The latest news from BCCI is that head coach Ravi Shastri and support staffs which includes batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach Sridhar get an extension of duties for 45 days after World Cup. The Committee of Administrations (CoA) took this decision and confirmed through BCCI’s official website.

“After some discussion, the CoA decided that the contracts for the support staff can be extended by 45 days on an ad-hoc basis and that interviews of the support staff should be conducted after the World Cup,” the statement uploaded on the BCCI’s website, read.

“As the CAC’s involvement is required for the purpose selecting a Head Coach, as a preliminary step, the BCCI management should speak to the members of CAC and ascertain what is their expectation vis-à-vis remuneration/compensation for their services and a draft of the terms of reference for the CAC should be prepared and circulated for CoA’s consideration,” the minutes added.

At the same time, Cricket Advisory Committee which included Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar has been dissolved as there are many conflicts of interests arising around the committee.

“Of course, we don’t have CAC in place at the moment. But a new CAC could be formed in a day’s time like a temporary one was done by CoA chairman Vinod Rai while appointing women’s coach WV Raman. The BCCI is yet to come out with advertisement for the head coach of men’s team as yet. We’ll wait for a few weeks’ time before coming out with the advertisement,” informed a senior BCCI official.

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