[caption id="attachment_869501" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-869501" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ravi-Shastri-PTI.jpg" alt="India, Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli" width="628" height="414" /> Shastri was appointed India chief coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble's tenure ended prematurely in controversial circumstances. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> will soon invite fresh applications for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">Indian cricket team</a>'s support staff, including the head coach, and incumbent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/news/">Ravi Shastri</a> will need to reapply once his contract expires after next month's tour of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/news/">West Indies</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The support staff comprising Shastri, bowling coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bharat-arun/news/">Bharat Arun</a>, batting coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sanjay-bangar/news/">Sanjay Bangar</a> and fielding coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/r-sridhar/news/">R Sridhar</a> were given a 45-day extension following the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. <p></p> <p></p>All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively following India's semi-final exit in the World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>After the West Indies tour, India's home season kicks off with the series against South Africa beginning September 15. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/no-clarity-on-ms-dhonis-future-no-word-on-shikhar-dhawans-availability-as-selectors-pick-indian-squad-for-west-indies-tour-on-july-19-869441">No clarity on Dhoni s future, no word on Dhawan s availability as selectors pick Indian squad for West Indies tour on July 19</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Shastri was appointed India chief coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble's tenure ended prematurely in controversial circumstances. The 57-year-old was also India's director of cricket from August 2014 to June 2016. <p></p> <p></p>However, India have not won a major ICC event under his guidance though the team did make history by winning a maiden Test series in Australia earlier this year. <p></p> <p></p>"The job openings will put be up on our website in a day or two. Besides the support staff, fresh applications will also be invited for the post of team manager," a BCCI official told PTI. <p></p> <p></p>Former Tamil Nadu captain Sunil Subramanian was appointed team manager in 2017 on a year-contract but he got an extension. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-team-india-physio-patrick-farhart-quits-after-semi-final-exit-against-new-zealand-867738">Team India physio Patrick Farhart quits after semi-final exit against New Zealand</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>It was the first time that the BCCI had followed a transparent procedure for hiring the team manager, in accordance with the Lodha committee recommendations. For all positions, the BCCI has done away with direct appointment and follows a proper recruitment process.