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Ravi Shastri to continue as head coach of India
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Ravi Shastri to continue as head coach of India

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Kapil Dev-led three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has chosen Ravi Shastri as the new head coach for Indian cricket team.

Kapil Dev announced the decision of the CAC in a press meet on Friday.

The CAC team has interviewed six candidates who were shortlisted by BCCI at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Friday. Incumbent coach Ravi Shastri was the runaway favourite from the beginning. Apart from Shastri, the other candidates who were interviewed include former Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, ex-New Zealand and Kings XI Punjab coach Mike Hesson and India's 2007 World T20-winning cricket manager Lalchand Rajput. Two Indians, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh were also participated in the selection process. While Mike Hesson appeared before CAC in person for the interview, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons and Ravi Shastri were interviewed on Skype. Giving a surprise to the CAC, Phil Simmons pulled out of the interview process last minute.

Ravi Shastri was appointed as head coach in July 2017 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar.

Shastri's term was supposed to end after the World Cup 2019 but he received a 45-day extension after his term till the end of the ongoing West Indies tour, where India whitewashed both the T20 and ODI series.