BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as India’s interim coach for Bangladesh tour

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)on Tuesday named former cricketer Ravi Shastri as coach for the upcoming Bangladesh tour. Shastri will be assisted by B Arun, who will be the balling coach; Sanjay Bangar, batting coach and R Shridhar, who will be performing the role of a fielding coach.Shastri, who served as team director during the tour of Australia and the subsequent World Cup earlier this year, is a stop-gap arrangement for the short tour as the BCCI is yet to decide on a full-time coach to replace Duncan Fletcher, whose contract has ended.”BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya has named Ravi Shastri as interim coach of the Indian team. This is for the Bangladesh tour and future decisions will be taken after this,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said.India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals during the tour of Bangladesh starting June 10. Shastri represented India in 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for India and was part of the side, which lifted the 1983 World Cup.Shastri had travelled with the Indian team to Bangladesh in 2007 as cricket manager after Greg Chappell resigned from India coach’s duty following the World Cup debacle that year.On Monday, the BCCI inducted former greats Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman  into the newly-constituted cricket advisory committee to guide the Board and the national team on various “progressive steps” needed for future challenges.”The president of the BCCI, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, has nominated Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr. VVS Laxman as esteemed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI, with immediate effect,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had said in a statement.advertisementSpelling out their role in the committee, the BCCI said the three legends’ guidance will be sought in preparing the national team for gruelling overseas assignments besides strengthening the domestic structure.last_img

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