New Delhi, Finally the speculations about the head coach of Indian Cricket team is over. as was reported by 6D earlier, Ravi Shastri is appointed head coach of the Indian team. The BCCI has also appointed Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant and Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for overseas tours.
Amitabh Choudhary, the Acting Hony. Secretary of BCCI informed through an email that as part of the process for selecting the Head Coach, the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman conducted the interviews and recommended these appointments in the best interest of the Indian Cricket.
Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach, Mr. Zaheer Khan as the Bowling Consultant and Mr. Rahul Dravid who will be the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket) for the Indian Cricket Team.
Following the recommendation of the The Cricket Advisory Committee, BCCI formally announced the appointment of Mr. Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach, Mr. Zaheer Khan as the Bowling Consultant and Mr. Rahul Dravid who will be the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket) for the Indian Cricket Team. The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2019.
“These are crucial decisions and are taken in the best interest of the Indian Cricket”, said Amitabh Choudhary in his mailer.
Explaining and supporting the appointments, Mr. Amitabh said, “Mr. Shastri has been the Team Director in the past, and brings with him a wealth of experience, both as player and as coach.”
Mr.Amitabh sounded pretty ok with the change in the guard. He said, “Mr. Khan is a contemporary cricketer who assumed the mentoring role to a young fast bowling unit even during his playing days with India. His inputs will be of immense value to our young fast bowlers, who have shown tremendous potential in the last couple of years. As the Indian team is to play Test cricket overseas in the next two years, Rahul Dravid’s expertise as batting consultant will be immensely helpful for youngsters.”
Hailing the contribution of the Cricket Advisory Committee – Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr. VVS Laxman for recommending these appointments and hoped that this will take Indian Cricket to greater heights.