Ravi Shastri’s Sri Lanka assignment will be indicator of India’s success in future
Team India’s newly-appointed head coach Ravi Shastri is likely to be paid between Rs 7 cr to Rs 7.5 cr per year, according to a report in The Times of India.
“BCCI is going to make an offer of more than Rs 7 crore to Shastri. This is the same amount which (predecessor) Anil Kumble had asked from the board during his presentation in May. But it can’t be more than Rs 7.5 crore annually,” a source close to TOI said on Saturday.
Shastri’s earlier package as team director was also between Rs 7 to 7.5 crore. Sources also said the core support staff, meaning the batting, bowling and fielding coaches who are going to work with Shastri, won’t be making more than Rs 2 crore annually.
“The support staff bracket (batting and bowling coach) won’t exceed the Rs 2 cr mark. The board is in the process of finalizing contracts as soon as possible,” the source added.
Rahul Dravid’s contract for the India ‘A’ and U-19 teams is worth Rs 4.5 crore for the first year and Rs 5 crore in the second. He will make extra as overseas batting consultant.
However, the board is still undecided on Zaheer Khan’s status as consulting bowling coach. “There is no clarity on how many days Zaheer will be available. His salary will be based on his availability,” the official said while adding that the board had rejected Zaheer’s 100-day demand for Rs 4 crore annually last year.
On July 10, the CAC had picked up Ravi Shastri as head coach and appointed Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid as overseas bowling and batting coach.
However, the CoA clarified that they (Zaheer and Dravid) were mere recommendations and appointments.
India will play their first Test on July 26. The CoA was asked about CAC’s letter which expressed ‘pain’ at the perception that Zaheer and Dravid were forced upon Ravi Shastri, Vinod Rai said, “CAC has done a lot of correspondences with the CEO and with me also. And we have reacted to each one of those things.”
After the meeting, BCCI invited applications for ‘Team Manager’ for senior men’s, India A and India U-19 respectively.