There’s a high possibility that the BCCI will keep him in his position.
India suffered an unexpected loss to New Zealand in the semi-final stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Despite the loss, Virat Kohli and company are thankful and impressed at how their head coach, Ravi Shastri, guided them to where they were. In doing so, Shastri was also able to earn the BCCI’s trust.
He was named head coach after India’s win in the Champions Trophy of 2017. Kohli and then-coach Anil Kumble were involved in an altercation which saw Kumble resign from his position. Soon after, Shastri was given the role. The 57-year-old was previously the director of Indian cricket from India’s tour of England in 2014 until the 2015 edition of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
“Ravi (Shastri) has done everything right for the team. They have become No.1 in Tests, they were No.2 in ODIs till England took over. One bad match does not make the coach bad. If he reapplies he will get preference,” said a BCCI official.
Meanwhile, the BCCI has extended the time in office of the coach and support staff by 45 days. India is scheduled to tour the West Indies for ODIs, T20Is and Test series, which is scheduled to start on August 3 and last until September 3. Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and others will need to re-apply for their positions after the conclusion of the tour.
India's tour of the West Indies will begin next month. Players and management of both teams are preparing by training and, in India's case, putting together a team that could bring them victory. As this tournament is happening soon, the odds for the teams will soon be released. To find out more about cricket odds, visit Betwala's page.
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