Shastri's annual earnings dwarf those of John Wright, who coached the team from 2000 to 2005, and is reported to have earned Rs 80 lakh.
Nivethan attended a trial with Karaikudi Kaalai after playing TNCA lower division league and got the management's confidence, who then went about getting him in their squad.
Life has come full circle for Shastri. The same committee which had rejected him a year back, had no choice this time but to give him the job.
While Anil Kumble’s performance as a coach has been impeccable, India cricket team captain Virat Kohli can stake claim to the same feat.
Egos shouldn’t be allowed to grow bigger than the team. And it is shameful that despite Anil Kumble's commitment to Indian cricket, he has been shown very little respect by BCCI and Virat Kohli.
Anil Kumble is not the first Indian cricket team coach to be dumped unceremoniously. Nor will he be the last, unless BCCI comes up with a worthwhile process in selecting, grooming and replacing coaches.
The ongoing 'conflict' between India captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble is not about boys wanting to have fun out of school; it cuts deeper.
The mother of all questions is whether Kohli is bigger than cricket? If it is so, then the BCCI has two options: either be dictated by the captain or relieve him from the captaincy.
It is possible that Indian cricket could be served better by the introduction of an excellent man-manager who could be the bridge between players and coach.
The Indian team is currently in England for the Champions Trophy. And, instead of its on-field challenges and achievements, the discussion has, like in 2007, shifted to the divisions in the dressing room.
Ian, Greg Chappell want Adani to abandon Australia project; warn it may hit sporting, diplomatic ties
The project involves dredging 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which will then be disposed off on land.
Has the dream that held cricket in Australia together for so many decades now been shattered? What could possibly explain Cricket Australia's fall from a once indomitable position?
Australia were soundly thrashed by South Africa at home in two Test matches and that has led to calls for complete overhaul in their set-up.
Trevor Hohns was Thursday appointed Australia's interim chairman of selectors, with Greg Chappell also drafted in to help rescue a national team in crisis.
Greg Chappell feels that coaching Indian cricket team for two years was a "bit more complicated" than he would have apprehended as there are "so many layers to life in India"
New Zealand Cricket chief has called for Test cricket to continue its pink-ball revolution by slashing the format to four days and introducing two divisions.
Ravi Shastri certainly has reason to be disappointed at missing out on the top job. He stepped in at the BCCI’s request, putting aside his lucrative commentary commitments, at a point where the Indian fans were getting used to 0-4 scorelines.
Greg Chappell has fired his latest salvo at Sourav Ganguly, with the his article on Anil Kumble's appointment as India coach.
Sourav Ganguly hopes not to "mess up" as he once did while recommending the name of India's next chief coach. The ex-India captain, who along with former peers Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman forms the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), interviewed shortlisted candidates in Kolkata on Tuesday.
fear Ganguly will try to captain the Indian team if he is given the job to coach it. And that is a recipe for disaster.