MUMBAI – Ravi Shastri will continue as head coach of the Indian team up to 2021 after being picked ahead of New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and Australia’s Tom Moody, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.
The BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising cricket great Kapil Dev, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad and ex-women’s captain Shanta Rangaswamy, conducted interviews for the post on Friday, and unanimously agreed to retain faith in Shastri until the T20 World Cup in India starting October 2021.
As well as incumbent Shastri, former India players Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh were also short-listed candidates.
“Shastri’s presentation was about what he did in the last two years and the way forward for the Indian team,” Dev told reporters at a hotel, overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Shastri’s next assignment will be the home series against South Africa, who will play three T20 internationals and three Tests starting next month.