The former India coach said cricketers will have to gather all their mental strength to deal with the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused
Ravi Shastri's record as India's coach and his familiarity with Virat Kohli's team couldn't be ignored by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee that also included former Test opener and coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former women's team captain Shantha Rangaswamy.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Friday selected incumbent Ravi Shastri, ahead of Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh, as Indian cricket team's head coach
The three-member selection committee headed by Kapil Dev said Ravi Shastri won by a "very small margin" and the selection process was "completely transparent". Shastri will stay with the team until the T20 World Cup of 2021 to be played in India.
In 21 Tests since July 2017, under Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team won 13 of them. In T20Is, India registered 25 victories from 36 games with a win percentage of 69.44. The ODI record takes the cake with 43 wins in 60 games and a success rate of 71.67.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) finally got the go-ahead to pick the next India coach. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) received the ‘no conflict’ declaration from the members of the CAC, which also includes Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Incumbent Ravi Shastri, who was given a 45-day extension after their contract expired at the end of the World Cup 2019, has already got the backing of skipper Virat Kohli, but member of CAC Anshuman Gaekwad said the process to appoint new coach will not be prejudiced
Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will comprise the three-member committee to select Indian cricket team’s next head coach, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided on Friday.
Now, the process of formation of the body has to be finalised, says former India batsman and a member of the BCCI Steering Committee
The interviews will be conducted on December 20th at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Since we published excerpts from an interview with the former Indian coach, there have been denials and threats of legal action. Here it is then, the full text of the interview. Unedited and complete. You decide.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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