Shastri appointed director of Indian team for England ODIs

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 13:18 hrs

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday appointed former all-rounder Ravi Shastri to oversee and guide the Indian cricket team for the forthcoming one-day internationals against England, while Sanjay Bangar and Bharat Arun were named as the assistant coaches for the limited overs series.

Duncan Fletcher will continue as the head coach, but his support staff including bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney, have been given a break for the one-day series.

"In culmination of the discussions among all the office-bearers of the BCCI over the last couple of weeks, the BCCI has decided to avail the services of former India captain, Mr. Ravi Shastri, to oversee and guide the Indian cricket team for the forthcoming one-day international matches against England. 

Mr. Duncan Fletcher will continue as Head Coach while Ravi Shastri will be the overall in-charge of Cricket affairs of the Indian Team," the BCCI said in a media release on Tuesday.

"In their continuing efforts to re-energise the support to the team, the BCCI has given a break to the bowling coach Mr. Joe Dawes and the fielding coach, Mr. Trevor Penney, for the one-day series, and appointed Mr. Sanjay Bangar, former Indian all-rounder, and former India fast bowler Mr. Bharat Arun as the Asst. coaches of the team. Mr. R. Sridhar will join the support team as the fielding coach for the one-day series," it added.

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