Mumbai: Ravi Shastri in August was reappointed as the head coach of the Indian men's team by Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC felt that the Shastri's "communication skills and understanding of team issues" stood out amongst other candidates. Shastri, who was offered a two-year contract is expected to get a hike on his remuneration.
As reported by Mumbai Mirror, CTC of the head coach will have a 20 per cent increase. This will take his annual package to somewhere between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 10 crore. In his previous contract, he had been drawing about Rs 8 crore annually.
The support staff comprising Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are also expected to get a raise after which they will be receiving around Rs 3.5 crore.
Team India's new batting coach, Vikram Rathour who replaced Sanjay Bangar is expected to receive around Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 3 crore.
“The reason why I came in here is the belief I had in this team, the belief that they could leave a legacy which very few teams have left behind which other teams going down will try and emulate,” Shastri had told bcci.tv regarding his ambitions with the team.
“Next two years is to see the smooth transition happening. You will get a lot of youngsters coming -- in both white-ball setup and Tests. You need to identify another three-four bowlers to add to the pool by the end of our tenure. My endeavour by the end of this tenure would be to leave the team in a happier space so that they can set a legacy in the time to come,” he had added....