Ravi Shastri has been with the Indian cricket team since their tour of England in 2014 © Getty Images
Ravi Shastri has been with the Indian cricket team since their tour of England in 2014 © Getty Images

Former cricketer and the current director of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri, is likely to get an extension in his role as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI is thinking of continuing with Shastri till the ICC World T20 2016, which will be organised in India.

The Times of India reported that the newly-formed advisory committee, which comprises of heavy names such as Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly will be meeting the BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and Anurag Thakur on Saturday in Kolkata. READ: Ravi Shastri appointed Indian cricket team’s interim coach

The report added that the delay in selecting coach for the national side has caused some unrest in the Indian cricket board, and there is also a lack of good foreign candidates.  “This has become a political game. A preview is a must before the board gets down to the official procedure,” said a BCCI official.

The BCCI president Dalmiya and secretary Thakur will also speak to the Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and Shastri, as the team is currently based in Kolkata ahead of their tour to Bangladesh. READ: Virat Kohli hails BCCI’s decision to retain Ravi Shastri as Indian cricket Team Director

There is also a possibility that the BCCI officials, Kohli and Shastri will discuss about the future of the assistant coaches — Sanjay Bangar (batting), R Sridhar (fielding) and Bharat Arun (bowling).