Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri [Image: Twitter]

Current India head coach Ravi Shastri could be seen as coach of the Ahmedabad side from IPL 2022 as Shastri, Bharat Arun, and R Sridhar have been approached by  CVC Capitals, the owners of the Ahmedabad franchise, for coaching positions.

Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and fielding coach R Sridhar will be stepping down from their roles at the national team after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup. Former captain Rahul Dravid has been announced as the new India coach.

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According to a report in Cricbuzz, CVC Capitals wish to bring the trio into their contingent ahead of the mega auction, and have approached them in Dubai, where India is playing the T20 World Cup.

R Sridhar and Bharat Arun
R Sridhar and Bharat Arun. (Credits: Twitter)

However, since Ravi Shastri “did not want any distractions” during the T20 World Cup, he has yet to finalise his decision.

CVC Capitals, who bought the Ahmedabad franchise for INR 5600 crore last month, are eager to finalize the backroom staff as soon as possible with an eye on the retentions to be decided.

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Taking IPL coach role could prove conflict for Ravi Shastri as a commentator

Should Ravi Shastri take up the coaching role in an IPL franchise, this would give rise to a conflict for his potential return to the commentary box.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri (Image Credit: Getty)

“Association with an IPL team may prevent him from earning a direct commentary contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) because of the Conflict of Interest rules but he would try to sign up with the broadcaster directly, like VVS Laxman who has managed to do commentary while also being involved with an IPL franchise (as a mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad),” the Cricbuzz report said.

“It is learnt that Shastri already has a few offers from some top broadcasters in the world, Star Sports and Sony Sports included.”

Meanwhile, India have been eliminated from the T20 World Cup at the group stage level. The match on Monday, versus Namibia, will be the last under Ravi Shastri’s coaching.

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