Bangar, Arun and Sridhar set to continue as Team India's assistant coaches: report

Reports were harbouring on whether Bangar would actually carry on with role

Mumbai: The change of guard that will be taking place after the tour of Bangladesh in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not affect the role of the three assistant coaches B Arun (bowling), R Shridhar (fielding) and Sanjay Bangar (batting).

According to a report in ‘ESPNCricinfo’, there were doubts harbouring on whether Bangar would actually carry on with his role but sources say that Team Director Ravi Shastri wants to retain him as part of the coaching staff.

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On the other hand, Arun and Sridhar were 'assured of renewal of their contracts before the team's departure to Bangladesh', the report adds.

Shastri was appointed as Team Director mid-way through the England tour last year and has continued to be part of the setup. He has sent out a strong statement stating that he will be at the helm of team affairs and coaching even after the Bangladesh tour.

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Sanjay Bangar giving a pep talk to southpaw Shikhar Dhawan during a training session. (Photo: BCCI)

The report goes on to add that Bangar's position was under scrutiny and quotes a source as saying that this was due to "apprehensive feedback from a couple of batsmen".

The insider also informs that Praveen Amre, Lalchand Rajput and WV Raman were in the running for Bangar's job. These three could be offered coaching stints at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

But the situation will become clear once the team returns from Bangladesh on June 25.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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