Ravi Shastri is set to get a 20 per cent increase from his previous contract (Image: BCCI File)
Ravi Shastri is expected to get a salary hike after being reappointed as head coach of the Indian cricket team. According a report in Mumbai Mirror, Ravi Shastri is set to get a 20 per cent increase from his previous contract. This means Shastri's annual package and CTC will now rise to somewhere between Rs 9.5 crore to Rs 10 crore. He had been getting about Rs 8 crore in his previous contract.
According to the report, the Indian cricket team's support staff will also be getting a hike. The bowling coach Bharat Arun is expected to get about Rs 3.5 crore. Fielding coach R Sridhar is also expected to get a similar package. Vikram Rathour, who has been appointed the new batting coach in place of Sanjay Bangar, will get somewhere between Rs 2.5 crore to Rs 3 crore.
These new contracts would be into effect from September 1.
Ravi Shastri has said focus will be on investing in youth during his second stint as India begin preparations for next year’s World T20 and the later stages of the ongoing World Test Championship.
The former India all-rounder is pretty clear about the kind of composition he would like in the coming days.
“The path should be that knowing well you have got 12 months to go for the T20 World Cup and you have about 18-20 months to go for the World Test Championship,” Shastri told the Gulf News on his return from the tour of Caribbean.
“Getting youth in during that transition period is important so that they can mix with the experience and give us a really solid side.”
(With PTI Inputs)