Ravi Shastri appointed as Director of the Indian team for Bangladesh tour
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the appointment of former Indian captain Ravi Shastri as the Director of the Indian cricket team for the tour of Bangladesh which begins on 10th June.
Anurag Thakur, Secretary of the BCCI, confirmed the news in a media release while also naming the support staff for the Bangladesh tour.
Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar will continue to serve as the batting, bowling and fielding coaches respectively.
“The BCCI wishes to inform that Mr. Ravi Shastri, former India Captain, has been appointed as Director of the Indian cricket team for the tour of Bangladesh, starting on 10 June 2015,” said the media release.
“Mr. Sanjay Bangar, Assistant Coach (Batting), Mr. B. Arun, Assistant Coach (Bowling) and Mr. R. Sridhar, Assistant Coach (Fielding), will assist Mr. Shastri during the tour.”
Thakur further revealed that the announcement was only for the Bangladesh tour while adding that a permanent coach would be announced at a later stage.
“BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya has named Ravi Shastri as interim coach of the Indian team.
"This is for the Bangladesh tour and future decisions will be taken after this.”
India will be touring Bangladesh for a solitary Test match and three One-Day Internationals which will be played between 10th and 24th June.
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