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The decision was announced by the Cricket Advisory Committee on Tuesday after the BCCI Committee of Administrators directed the committee to consult Virat Kohli and announce the name of the coach as soon as possible.
Having interviewed five candidates, the Cricket Advisory Committee — comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman — had made it clear that the name will be announced after India skipper Virat Kohli’s returns from America.
CAC Interviewed five candidates — Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput. Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons wasn’t available for the interview process.
BCCI official said that while the decision was set to be taken after Kohli returns from America next week, things took a turn late on Monday night after discussions between the COA and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
The official said, “Till around 9:30 in the evening, it was decided that the coach’s call would be made after the CAC meets with Kohli once he is back from America. But then things started rolling and the COA made it clear to the CAC that the announcement should be made today itself. Johri and BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary were briefed of the same,”
There are different views and speculations remain riff, while they have to consult skipper kohli because he interact 24x7 With the coach.
BCCI official explained, “The CAC was indeed impressed by Ravi Shastri's presentation and it was then decided that Kohli should be brought into the scene and the skipper should make the call because at the end of the day, it is the captain who will have to spend time with the coach and the equation cannot be compromised,”
Shastri, who was the Team Director between 2014 and 2016, had lost out to Anil Kumble for the top job after last year.
The position of coach was vacated after Anil Kumble resigned from the post after the end of the ICC Champions Trophy and decided not to re-apply.
Ravi Shastri, during his tenure with the team as director had guided India to the semi-finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2016 ICC WT20. It was Shastri when Team India, under Kohli's leadership, blanked top ranked South Africa in a Test series at home.