Mumbai: Team India’s new coach Ravi Shastri will be paid more than his immediate predecessor Anil Kumble, it was learnt here.
According to highly placed sources, Shastri’s remuneration for his coaching services was not finalised at Tuesday’s meeting at the Cricket Centre here, but it was agreed in principle that he would be paid more than his previous stint with the team as the director (coaching) and also paid more than what Kumble was receiving.
“Shastri and his other support staff’s final package will be decided soon,” the source added.
“It has also been decided that the performance of Shastri and B. Arun (bowling coach) and assistant coach Sanjay Bangar will be reviewed after one year. They will also be paid a minimum 10 % increment.”
PTI adds: Ravi Shastri’s could go upto Rs 8 crore per annum. It was learnt that the top brass of BCCI was unanimous in their decision on Shastri’s perks, which is atleast a crore more than previous coach Anil Kumble’s salary of Rs 6.5 crore.
Kumble’s demand for an increment was exactly to the tune of what Shastri will be getting.
The three other coaches — Bharat Arun, R. Sridhar and Sanjay Bangar are expected to be bracketed between Rs 2 and 3 crore taking into account that they need to be compensated for foregoing their IPL contracts....