Board of Cricket Control in India have re-appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Indian cricket team and Ravi will keep his job until ICC Twenty20 world cup 2021. The race was among Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody and Mike Hesson for the coach of this tenure. But Ravi Shastri got the edge over two top class candidates in a close contest as saying by Kapil Dev.
“The head coach will be at the helm of affairs till the 2021 World T20 and after that it will be a process of re-appointment or selection of a new coach as has been the trend in recent years. The support staff will also be handed contracts till the World T20 as continuity is very important considering the big ticket events that are lined up over the next couple of years,” BCCI official quoted as saying by IANS.
Cricket Advisory Committee members consists of three members Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaikwad and Shantha Rangaswamy who voted for each candidate out 100 marks in the interview. Ravi gets top marks while New Zealand based Mike Hesson was the runner-up. Tom Moody attains third place.
Two major International Cricket Council tournaments are set to take place in next two years. Australia to host 2020 world cup meanwhile 2021 t20 world cup to be played in India. Ravi Shastri will have to make sure India wins at least one trophy to keep his job in hunt for 2023 cricket world cup.
Indian captain Virat Kohli already backed Ravi Shastri as his favorite choice to join the team in the press conference and there was no surprise for fans. BCCI don’t disappoint their fans and they’ve named Shastri as the coach.
Under the new two-year contract, Ravi will serve as head coach for key series apart from twenty20 world cups like playing 4 tests in Australia, 10 tests against England (5 home and 5 away). And if India does better in tests and qualify for ICC World Test Championship final, it will be played in June 2019 that comes under Shatri’s tenure.