In a fresh development, Team India Head Coach Ravi Shastri’s payment alongside other members of the support staff will be decided by the Committee of Administrators-appointed (CoA) four-member group), as it was formed on Saturday (July 15). (Read Here: Ravi Shastri Expected To Meet CoA On Monday To Finalise On The Core Support Team).
The four-member panel includes BCCI’s CEO Rahul Johri and an acting president of BCCI CK Khanna, in order to make an all-important decision about the wages.
Moreover, the members of the panel include CoA members and former cricketer Diana Edulji and acting Secretary of BCCI Amitabh Choudhary.
The report suggested that members will meet on July 19 in order to take further decisions, as the salary of consultants will also be decided by the panel. Interestingly, Shastri was appointed as a coach on Tuesday (July 11) by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which is based on three members including former skipper Sourav Ganguly, and veteran batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as Team India’s Head Coach, whereas, Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid were appointed as bowling and batting consultants, respectively after plenty of drama took place before Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the final announcement.
Earlier, Shastri was appointed as the chief coach after Anil Kumble stepped down as a coach following the completion of his one-year term with the Indian Cricket team.
The cricketer-turned-commentator Shastri’s term is scheduled until World Cup 2019 alongside batting and bowling consultants. The fresh committee will be preparing for the recommendations, as the reports suggested the members will meet CoA on July 22 for further proceedings.
However, the reports further added it is yet to clarify whether consultants would be able to travel to Sri Lanka, as Virat Kohli-led side is scheduled to fly to Sri Lanka on July 19. Adding more to the experience, the CAC relied on Rahul Dravid, who has been a coach for India A teams including the U-19 team.
It’s pertinent to mention, the appointments in the form of consultants were made to boost the team particularly for the overseas fixtures. Shastri was the team director in 2015, before making his name available for the coaching role in 2016 when Anil Kumble was picked above him.
Under the tutelage of Kumble, India has set to a new high, before alleged rift between captain and the coach made it an infamous case for the board itself. On Sri Lanka tour, India will play three Tests, five One-day Internationals and a solitary Twenty20, as series will kick start with the first Test taking place at Galle on July 26.
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