Team India’s Support Staff Likely to Witness Contract Extension Ahead of the 2019 World Cup
Following a super show from Team India over the years apart from the occasional blips, the results further have seemed to reward the support staff. Apart from the head coach Ravi Shastri, the support staff including bowling coach Bharat Arun and batting coach Sanjay Bangar. Also, fielding coach R. Sridhar is likely to get the contract in his extension ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
However, if the extension of their respective contracts will take place, it would mean that they stand a chance to tour to the Carribean shores.
India will compete in the two-match Test series apart from three One-day Internationals and as many T20Is.
Earlier soon after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Shastri replaced Anil Kumble as the chief coach for India, to fetch two-year contract which will eventually culminate following the 2019 World Cup.
Recently, under his tutelage, India has registered historic triumph over Australia in the four-match Test series. In 2018, India lot against South Africa and England. However, the Men in Blue has delivered in New Zealand apart from the successful Australia tour.
Soon after the historic victory on Australian shores, Shastri has termed the epic victory satisfying than the 1983 World Cup.
Pertinently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), supervised by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), has expressed satisfaction with the recent results. Thus, the existing support staff could continue working with their team post the twelfth edition of the World Cup.
Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman form CAC:
There’s also uncertainty regarding the picking of Team India’s coach by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), in the foreseeable future.
Currently, the CAC is comprised of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
Meanwhile, concurrently, the Men in Blue skipper Virat Kohli and other Team India players are partaking in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
On the other side, Kohli’s deputy Rohit Sharma is leading three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI). Also, MS Dhoni is leading the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
With Kohli sharing a great bond with the chief coach, the support staff has equally lived up to the billings.
On the other side, the contract extension is said to last until T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia. Well, it would be key to the developments. The authorities would not want to create any sort of ambiguity before facing South Africa on June 5 in Southampton.
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