Ravi Shastri's record as India's coach and his familiarity with Virat Kohli's team couldn't be ignored by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee that also included former Test opener and coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former women's team captain Shantha Rangaswamy.
The three-member selection committee headed by Kapil Dev said Ravi Shastri won by a "very small margin" and the selection process was "completely transparent". Shastri will stay with the team until the T20 World Cup of 2021 to be played in India.
In 21 Tests since July 2017, under Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team won 13 of them. In T20Is, India registered 25 victories from 36 games with a win percentage of 69.44. The ODI record takes the cake with 43 wins in 60 games and a success rate of 71.67.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) finally got the go-ahead to pick the next India coach. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) received the ‘no conflict’ declaration from the members of the CAC, which also includes Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Incumbent Ravi Shastri, who was given a 45-day extension after their contract expired at the end of the World Cup 2019, has already got the backing of skipper Virat Kohli, but member of CAC Anshuman Gaekwad said the process to appoint new coach will not be prejudiced
Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will comprise the three-member committee to select Indian cricket team’s next head coach, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided on Friday.
Since we published excerpts from an interview with the former Indian coach, there have been denials and threats of legal action. Here it is then, the full text of the interview. Unedited and complete. You decide.