In the mix: Ravi Shastri made an important request ahead of his selection as head coach

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Ravi Shastri
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Ravi Shastri continued his tenure as the head coach of the Indian team after edging out from the other candidates which included Tom Moody and Robin Singh. 

Image Courtesy: Indian Express

As part of the selection process, the candidates were required to go through an interview conducted by the Cricket Advisory Committee led by Kapil Dev. During the interview, Shastri was reportedly was asked about the fragile middle-order which led to India’s demise in the semi-final of the World Cup.

As per the CAC members, Shastri answered the query by putting forth a request to be included in the selection meetings if selected. Until this point of time, only the captain is allowed to attend the selection meetings headed by MSK Prasad.  Here’s what the CAC members revealed:

“Shastri wasn’t amused with the fact that he was kept out of selection meetings from quite some time where only the captain sat with the selectors to pick the team,” a CAC member said. 

“He basically suggested the team management didn’t get the players they wanted in the middle order for the World Cup. Although the team management doesn’t have a vote in selection meetings, Shastri wants both the captain and coach’s inputs to be taken in selection meetings,” said another CAC member.

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