Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri (Credits: AFP)

Team India Head Coach, Ravi Shastri, and India A and U19 Head Coach, Rahul Dravid, have been paid their professional fees by BCCI.

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Shastri has been paid an amount of Rs 1,57,74,456 for a period of 18/01/18 to 17/04/18. The amount also includes an advance of one month.

Venkatesh Prasad, Rahul Dravid, India U19, ICC Youth ODI World Cup
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On the other hand, Dravid has been paid his salary for January. He has received Rs 40,50,000, as the professional fee for January.

First talking of Shastri, he was appointed as the Head Coach of Indian cricket team in July last year. Shastri was one of the few candidates who applied for the job. He defeated likes of Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput to get the job.

Shastri shares a good rapport with captain Virat Kohli and him being given the job was no surprise. This is his third stint with the Indian cricket team.

Shastri and Kohli
Ravi Shastri shares a good rapport with Virat Kohli (Credits: AP

He had previously worked as team manager and Director of Indian cricket team. It was during his stint as team’s Director when he developed a strong bonding with Kohli.

During the same period, MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket, handing over the mantle to Kohli. Shastri worked with the team from 2014 to 2016 before being replaced by Anil Kumble as the Head Coach.

However, after one year, Kumble resigned, and Shastri was back in the dressing room.

Coming to Dravid, he has been associated with India A and U19 from 2015. He also continued his association with IPL franchises during the period.

In 2017, the conflict of interest rule saw Dravid giving up his job at IPL. He was re-appointed as the Head Coach of India A and U19 in June 2017 for two years.

Under him, India U19 team recently won the junior World Cup. In 2016, India U19 qualified for the final of the tournament before losing the final to Windies.

Both Shastri and Dravid were issued contracts until 2019 World Cup. Meanwhile, BCCI also cleared the payments of many cricketers who toured West Indies and Sri Lanka last year.

Along with them, India U19 players have also been paid their cash rewards for triumph in the junior World Cup.

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