Mumbai: Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri has, on Monday, been appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, after the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) interviewed five candidates, a day before in Mumbai.
Shastri had been one of the favourites to take over from former head coach Anil Kumble, as he is said to be on good terms with captain Virat Kohli and other cricketers, after serving a two-year stint as the Team India director from 2014 to 2016.
After postponing the decision on Monday, the CAC,

comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday, Shastri as the new head coach.
While it was expected that the announcement of Team India head coach would be made on Monday, the day when CAC interviewed the five candidates, Ganguly, in a press conference said that the committee will want to speak with Kohli before announcement.
It was also reported that Vinod Rai, chairman of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, has told BCCI to appoint India coach by Tuesday evening.

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