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Ravi Shastri likely to become Team India's coach after Bangladesh tour

India TV Sports Desk 11 Jun 2015, 12:07:45 IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: Indian cricket team director Ravi Shastri is likely to replace Duncan Fletcher as head coach.

Reports suggested that announcement in this regard will be made after the completion of Bangladesh tour.

It also said that Shastri could be paid Rs 7 crore-a-year for the job. If reports are to be believed, the former Indian skipper will become the highest paid cricket coach in the world.

The 53-year-old cricketing legend was paid Rs 4 crore a year by the BCCI for his role as a TV commentator and had Rs 6 crore a year contract as team director. Fletcher, who joined Team India in 2011, was paid Rs 4.2 crore a year.

He will also be the first Indian to hold the job after the year 2000 when John Wright of New Zealand ushered in the era of foreign coaches.

Shastri, who played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for India, enjoys the confidence of the squad. Reports also claimed that the BCCI has stopped looking for a new coach after Test captain Virat Kohli told them he wanted Shastri in the dressing room.

Recently, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hinted that Shastri could continue with the team beyond the Bangladesh tour, for which he was retained as the director.