Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri Combination Cannot Be Tampered With At This Stage Says A BCCI Official

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One of the senior BCCI officials has gone on to say why Shastri’s presence will be essential for Virat Kohli and that it will also help in nurturing the youngsters for future.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)  officials reckon that the current head coach Ravi Shastri should continue as the head coach as it will help skipper Virat Kohli in evolving as a captain. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) have already started with their application procedures for the post of head coach as well as the support staff of the Indian Cricket Team. 


One of the senior BCCI officials has gone on to say that it is essential for both Kohli and Shastri to continue with their respective roles during the transition phase where they will be eyeing to nurture the youngsters with a vision on the ICC World T20 2020 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The official had made this statement to a news agency. 

The official also added that it would not be ideal to change half of the team that has been successful and that nothing permanent with a long-term effect should happen during the transition phase. It was further mentioned that if a change is made all of a sudden then the entire equation of the players will go for a toss and therefore, made it essential for the coach and captain to continue with their roles at this period of time. 

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The BCCI official at the same time also highlighted that if the coach is changed suddenly then it might end up disturbing the equation which is responsible for the players to have the mental space which is essential for them to be skillful. If things are changed now then it would be a change of strategy and planning for the next 5 years. The official concluded by saying that it would not be fair to take this decision especially when the stakeholders are not having a say on this. 

On July 16 i.e. two days after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 concluded, BCCI had come up with an application for the posts of head coach, administrative manager, batting, bowling fielding, strength and conditioning coach and physio. 

Even tenure of the current coach staff had ended after the World Cup but were given an extension of 45 days. However, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar, who is the assistant coach is under scrutiny after the Men In Blue's semi-final exit and also for his failure to find a suitable number four batsman since the last couple of years. 

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