Ravi Shastri may be Requested to Help India Till ICC World Cup: Report

Board of Control for Cricket in India is likely to urge Ravi Shastri to continue as team director while Duncan Fletcher too will continue as head coach of the side till the ICC World Cup.

updated: September 11, 2014 15:16 IST
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Indian players like Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan praised Ravi Shastri after the ODI series against England.

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Appointed as Team India director after a horrendous Test series in England, former cricketer Ravi Shastri played a key role - one acknowledged by several players - in the following ODI series. India lost the Tests 3-1 but won the ODIs 3-1 and the Board of Control for Cricket in India reportedly wants Shatri to continue the good work till the World Cup next year.

According to a source-based reportin Times of India, BCCI officials regard Shastri as a crucial reason for India's turnaround in England and that his communication skills and expertise as coaching director is invaluable. "He took charge at a very short notice and made a huge difference. If he stays on, it will be a big boost for our team. We will sit with him and discuss how to take it forward,"

Interestingly though, the report says coach Duncan Fletcher is also likely to remain.

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