Shastri retained as India coach to 2021 T20 World Cup

Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri (left), looks on as captain Virat Kohli addresses a press conference ahead of the team’s departure to West Indies in Mumbai, India, on July 29, 2019. (AP)

Ravi Shastri was retained as India coach on Friday and his contract extended to the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.

Shastri was unanimously selected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India advisory committee of former India captain Kapil Dev, former coach Anshuman Gaekwad, and former India women's captain, Shanta Rangaswamy.

Also interviewed for the job were former New Zealand coach Mike Hesso, former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former India player Robin Singh, and recent Afghanistan and Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput.

Shastri received the news in the West Indies, where India was on tour and has won the Twenty20 and one-day international series.

India captain Virat Kohli backed Shastri before the tour. Shastri was appointed in 2017.

At the recent Cricket World Cup in England, India fell in the semifinals to New Zealand.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00