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Ravi Shastri set to be next Team India coach, to get Rs. 7 cr a year

Former Indian skipper and current team director Ravi Shastri in all probability is to be named the next coach of the Indian cricket team.

Shastri could also become the highest paid cricket coach in the world with a deal estimated to be worth Rs. 7 crore-a-year.

The 53-year-old was paid Rs. 4 crore-a-year by the BCCI for his role as a TV commentator and had a Rs. 6 crore-a-year contract as team director.

Duncan Fletcher, whose tenure with the Indian team ended after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, was being paid Rs. 4.5 crore by the BCCI.

The BCCI is likely to announce the name of the new coach at the end of the Bangladesh tour. In case if Shastri becomes the new coach, he would first become the first Indian to hold the job after 2000.

Notably, Shastri has been a huge hit with the senior members of the team since his appointment as director during the tour of Engalnd last year. He has been backed by Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and several other cricketers.

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