Ravi Shastri stint as India Team Director expired recently © Getty Images
Ravi Shastri stint as India Team Director expired recently © Getty Images

The race for India’s head coach position is moving with different twists and turns everyday. Interestingly, Ravi Shastri has put a condition ahead of BCCI. The former Team Director of India has asked to retain the support staff incase he gets selected as the coach for national side. At the moment the chances for Shastri being selected as the coach looks distant dream, he has put forward some conditions. Shastri has list of personnel he has worked with over the 18 months and Shastri has insisted to retain six of his former assistants. The information received from reliable sources, Shastri wants to retain Bharat Arun – bowling coach, Sanjay Bangar – batting coach, R Sreedhar – fielding coach, Patrick Farhart – physiologists, Sankar Basu – trainer and Raghu – team assistant. ALSO READ: Ravi Shastri applies for Indian chief coach’s post

The future Head Coach come in with certain responsibilities and one of them being, picking their assistants as per their choice. Shastri is already ready with these options and have selected these coaches as they have favoured India with their progress. Recently, Shastri submitted all the documents related to application for Head Coach role. After application for head coach role, Shastri said, “Whatever is required by the BCCI, I have provided them. If you ask me whether I am confident or not, all I can say is that my job was to apply for the post and I have done that. I cannot comment on anything else,” as mentioned on MumbaiMirror.com. ALSO READ: BCCI invites applications for India’s Head Coach

Under Shastri, India have achieved many feats— semi-finals in the World Cup, World Twenty20, Test No 1, ODI No 1, T20 No 2, T20 whitewash in Australia, Test wins against South Africa at home and many more. The advertisement that made rounds by BCCI has been successful and have been getting tremendous response not only from India but also from abroad although there is no response from high profile candidates as of now internationally. The applications close on June 10.