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Ravi Shastri to continue as head coach of India's men's cricket team

[File photo] India head coach Ravi Shastri during a press conference. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 16, 2019, 06.20 PM (IST)

Ravi Shastri has been re-appointed as the head coach of India's men's cricket team ahead of Australia's Tom Moody and New Zealand's Mike Hesson. It has been learnt that he will be at the helm till the 2021 World T20. 

The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy interviewed the candidates and announced the result today. 

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After the ICC World Cup 2019, Shastri and his support staff's tenure came to an end but they were given a 45-day extension till the end of the West Indies tour. 

On August 12, BCCI had shortlisted six candidates the same. Three former Indian cricketers — Ravi Shastri, Lalchand Rajput and Robin Singh were shortlisted for the post and foreign shortlisted candidates were Mike Hesson, Tom Moody and Phil Simmons. 

Shashtri was an all-rounder best known as part of the India's World Cup-winning squad in 1983 and his man of the series performance in India's World Championship triumph in Australia in 1985. 

He was also team director from 2014 to 2016. 

Shastri played 80 Tests and 150 one-day internationals for India before becoming a successful TV commentator.