Shastri to continue as team director till 2015 WC

Wednesday 17th December 2014 09:37 EST

Ravi Shastri will stay on as team director of the Indian cricket team till the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, a BCCI statement said after a working committee meeting in Chennai.
"Ravi Shastri will oversee the activities of the Indian team as a director during the West Indies Home Series and the Test Series in Australia. He will be with the Indian Team on a full-time basis during the triangular series in Australia and also for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015," the release said.
The release also said that under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher will remain in his role assisted by Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar. "Duncan Fletcher will continue as the coach of the Indian Team. The committee also approved the appointment of Sanjay Bangar and B Arun as assistant coaches, and R Sridhar as the fielding coach."
Shastri was appointed in the wake of India's 3-1 Test loss to England recently. In the following ODI series, the Indian team won 3-1 under the guidance of the former India opener. Many, including Fletcher, had acknowledged Shastri's positive influence during the series.
In another important decision, the committee said that only those below the age of 23 years as on September 1, 2014 will be eligible to represent the "A" teams and that there will be no cap on the number of Ranji Trophy players. Also, the board's Annual General Meeting has been postponed to November 20, the release further said.

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