Mumbai: Ravi Shastri has been retained as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team. He has been given a two-year extension till the end of the World T20 in 2021.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory committee (CAC), which had been deputed to select the new coach, interviewed Shastri and four others in Mumbai on Friday.
Shastri appeared in a Skype interview from West Indies, while Rajput, Hesson and Singh came in person in front of a panel comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy.
Speaking at the press conference on Friday, Kapil Dev said about the candidates: "Tom Moody was No. 3, Hesson was No. 2. Ravi Shastri is No. 1."
Apart from Shastri, the other big names who gave their presentations to the three-member committee include former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson, India’s 2007 World T20-winning cricket manager Lalchand Rajput and former Mumbai Indians head coach Robin Singh.