Reportedly cricket Advisory Committee head Kapil Dev said on Friday that the 3 member panel appointed by the Board of Control for cricket in india (BCCI) to select the new head of india cricket team did not consult virat kohli before beginning the process and the CAC reappointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Kohli led senior men's cricket team. Meanwhile the six candidates were shortlisted and 5 of them, including Ravi Shastri, gave interviews at the BCCI headquarters in mumbai on Friday. Shastri had attended the interview from West Indies where Team india is set to begin their World Test Championships campaign.
Furthermore Ravi Shastri's contract expired after india's World Cup campaign but the BCCI handed him and his support staff 45 member extension. Meanwhile Shastri was handed an automatic entry into the selection process while the likes of Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput and Phil Simmons were shortlisted for interviews. kapil dev had said that the captain has the right to express his opinion. Further his comment came after virat kohli said before india's departure to the West Indies that the team would be happy if Ravi Shastri continued as the head coach.
Moreover CAC member Anshuman Gaekwad, who said Ravi Shastri's familiarity with the system worked in his favor, had said Kohli's comments on Shastri won't influence the cricket Advisory Committee. Anshuman Gaekwad had told news agency "The captain can say anything. It doesn't bother us. We are a committee. That's his opinion and the BCCI takes a note of it, not us".
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