India head coach Ravi Shastri granted 45-day contract extension after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by CoA

Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team in July 2017 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which was made up of a trio of former cricketers, namely Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 12, 2019 22:33:44 IST

Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff were granted a 45-day extension on their contracts by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators(CoA), as per a Cricketnext report. Shastri's team includes assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun, bowling coach and R Sridhar, fielding coach.

File image of Ravi Shastri. Reuters

File image of Ravi Shastri. Reuters

“After some discussion, the CoA decided that the contracts for the support staff can be extended by 45 days on an ad-hoc basis and that interviews of the support staff should be conducted after the World Cup,” the minutes of the CoA meeting read.

Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team in July 2017 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which was made up of a trio of former cricketers, namely Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.

The minutes of the meeting noted that the CAC would remain part for any further discussions, stating, 'as the CAC’s involvement is required for the purpose selecting a Head Coach, as a preliminary step, the BCCI management should speak to the members of CAC and ascertain what is their expectation vis-à-vis remuneration/compensation for their services and a draft of the terms of reference for the CAC should be prepared and circulated for CoA’s consideration'.

To further complicate matters, the CAC is no longer fully functional, after a controversy regarding the administrative roles played by the members of the CAC for teams in the IPL, leading to a potential conflict of interest.

However, Clause 24 (5) of the revised BCCI constitution states that the head coach of the Indian team can only be appointed by the CAC, leaving the BCCI in a difficult position.

Updated Date: Jun 12, 2019 22:33:44 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254