Ravi Shastri named as Head Coach again; gets a two-year extension

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) said that Shastri will remain in charge until the T20 World Cup 2021,which is to be played in India

Ravi Shastri named as Head Coach again; gets a two-year extension

Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri has been reinstated in his position and has been offered a two-year extension as the head coach of the senior men's team. The confirmation about his reappointment comes on August 16, Friday, following the completion of the selection process by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Being a current coach, knowing the boys well, knowing the problems well, what has to be done. He was well versed with the system. Somebody knows the system and somebody who knows the players well has an advantage," said Anshuman Gaekwad, one of the members of the CAC.

Shastri was amongst the six candidates shortlisted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) despite being an incumbent coach.

Other than the 57-year-old, Lalchand Rajput (India team manager at WT20 2007), Robin Singh (former India fielding coach), Tom Moody (Sri Lanka coach at WC 2007), Mike Hesson (New Zealand coach at WC 2015) and Phil Simmons (West Indies coach at WT20 2016) were also shortlisted for the position.

Meanwhile, the CAC also revealed that Mike Hesson and Tom Moody finished second and third in the standings on the basis of their impressive presentations.

Kapil Dev said that each of the interviewed candidates were marked out of 100 on parameters including: Coaching Philosophy, Experience of Coaching, Achievements in Coaching, Communication, Knowledge of Modern Coaching Tools.

The interviews were conducted on the morning of August 16 by CAC members, Dev, Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad.