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World T20 to be Shastri's last assignment as team director?

March 03, 2016 18:45 IST

- 'After the World T20, whatever tour is, we would like to have the coach in place.'

Ravi Shastri

IMAGE: India's team director Ravi Shastri. Photograph: PTI

The upcoming World T20 could turn out to be Ravi Shastri's last assignment as team director with the Board of Control for Cricket in India hinting that India may appoint a coach for the national team after the mega-event.

The BCCI had already announced that Shastri will remain Team Director till the World T20 along with the rest of support staff -- Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar.

A BCCI official said that its high profile advisory committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman would start the process to find India's new coach following the World T20, starting later this month.

"After the World T20, whatever tour is, we would like to have the coach in place. We will get time during the IPL (in April-May) so our effort will be to call the meeting of advisory panel and decide on the coach. We will begin the process after the World T20," said the official.

India are scheduled to tour West Indies post the Indian Premier League.

Michael Hussey had earlier revealed that Laxman approached him for the India coaching job but he turned it down due to personal reasons.

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