Shastri declared interim coach of Team India


Mumbai: Former Indian skipper Ravi Shastri is declared to be the interim coach of Team India during the tour of Bangladesh starting June 10.  Additionally, BCCI appoints Sanjay Bangar the batting coach, Bharat Arun the bowling coach and R Sridhar the fielding coach. While Biswarup Dey will be the Administrative Manager, Rishikesh Upadhayaya has been appointed as Logistics Manager for the tour. BCCI Secretary Anuraag Thakur confirms this to Media on Tuesday morning.

Shastri played the role of Team India Director during tour of Australia and ICC cricket World Cup 2015. Shastri has played different roles in the past with the Indian team and BCCI.

And now the 53-year-old will be coaching Men in Blue in the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, where India will play one Test and three One-Day Internationals (ODI).

Shastri has played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs for India and was part of the Indian side, which lifted the 1983 World Cup.

Earlier, Indian cricket stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman on Monday had joined the newly-constituted advisory committee of BCCI.