Ravi Shastri refuses extension, to step down after World Cup

Team India’s head coach is all set to step down after T20 World Cup. While there has been no official communication from BCCI or Shastri himself, it has been learnt that the Sourav Ganguly-led Indian board wanted to give him a month of extension for India’s Tour of South Africa in December but the coach has decided not to take the extension. He has reportedly rejected a new contract offer from the BCCI regarding the role as well.

After the T20 World Cup, Team India’s tour of South Africa will not be accompanied by other coaching staff including Chief Coach Ravi Shastri. Shastri’s contract expires after the T20 World Cup.  Ravi Shastri has refused the proposal of BCCI to extend the contract for a few months. In such a situation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India may invite applications for the appointment of coach

Batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will all resign before India take on New Zealand up ahead. As a result, we will be seeing a total makeover of the Indian cricket team in the months ahead.

However, there have been speculations that Rahul Dravid could take over the role but as the former India captain has reapplied for the NCA chief job, it is unlikely that he is interested in the top job. Instead, BCCI is set to invite applications for Team India coaching job after the T20 World Cup. BCCI will also not renew the contracts of assistant coaches despite their good performances.

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