Ravi Shastri has been retained as coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of two years. He will continue to coach the Indian side till the 2021 ICC World T20 World Cup.

The decision to keep Shastri in charge of the team was taken by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in Mumbai on Friday, following the interviews of Shastri, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, former Sri Lanka and Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, former Afghanistan and Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput, former coach of West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan, Phil Simmons, and former India allrounder turned T20 specialist coach Robin Singh.

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The six shortlisted candidates for the role of India s head coach were interviewed by the Kapil Dev-led CAC today, with Shastri s interview conducted over video conference as he is currently in the West Indies with the Indian cricket team.