India will look to continue their good run of form in the longest format in the series against West Indies © PTI
India will look to continue their good run of form in the longest format in the series against West Indies © PTI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have appointed Riaz Bagwan as Team India’s Administrative Manager for their tour of West Indies, which is scheduled to be played in July. Bagwan has played just one First-Class match for Maharashtra, which was way back in 1984, which was against Saurashtra. India will play a total of four Tests against the West Indies in the Caribbean. India are going through a major shake-up up in their backroom staff. Anil Kumble was recently appointed as the team’s head coach. Sanjay Bangar and Abhay Sharma have consequently been roped in as the batting and fielding coach respectively. READ: Shami: Maintaining right line and length key against WI

A BCCI media release said, “Former first class cricketer Mr. Riyaz Bagban has been appointed as Administrative Manager for the India’s tour of West Indies – 2016”.” READ: Ajinkya Rahane looking forward to challenging West Indies tour

India will play four Tests, with the first Test beginning from July 1st at Antigua. The second, third and fourth Test well be played at Jamaica, St. Lucia and Port of Spain respectively. India will be led by Virat Kohli on this tour, who was rested for the recent limited-overs series against Zimbabwe. India have just one new face in the 16-man squad in the form of Shardul Thakur, who has been one of the most impressive performers for Mumbai in the last couple of seasons. READ: India vs West Indies 2016 schedule announced

India under Kohli’s captaincy have won the last two Test series. The first one was against Sri Lanka, which they won 2-1. The second one came at home against South Africa. The four-match Test series finished 3-0 in India’s favour.