Ravi Shastri’s new tenure will get underway with the upcoming home series against South Africa. India will host the Proteas for three T20Is and as many Tests later this month. On the very expected lines, Ravi Shastri was re-appointed as the head coach of the team. The Cricket Advisory Committee led by Kapil Dev picked Shastri after interviewing five candidates including Tom Moody and Mike Hesson.
Shastri’s previous stint was highly successful. In his last tenure, India won the Test series in Australia and ODI series in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Men in Blue also won the Nidahas Trophy and Asia Cup in addition to making it to the semifinal of the World Cup. Ravi Shastri will be eyeing a similar performance from the team in his new tenure.
Shastri, nonetheless, will also see his remuneration getting a boost with the new contract.. According to Mumbai Mirror, Ravi Shastri will be getting close to Rs 10 crore a year. The news outlet claimed that the CTC of the head coach will have a 20 per cent increase, as was previously agreed upon. Thus it will take his annual package to somewhere between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 10 crore. Shastri was getting about Rs 8 crore in his recently-concluded tenure.
The salary of the members of the support staffs will also increase. Bowling coach Bharat Arun is expected to get about Rs 3.5 crore. Fielding coach R Sridhar will also pocket nearly the same amount. On the other hand, Vikram Rathour, who is the newest member in the team, could be starting from somewhere between Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 3 crore.
The tenure of the coaching staffs will come to an end after the T20 World Cup in 2021. India are yet to win an ICC tournament since 2013 and will be keen to lay their hands in Shastri’s new tenure.
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