New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday named Bharat Arun the bowling coach for the Indian cricket team, while R. Sridhar was named the fielding coach. Sanjay Bangar was named the assistant coach.
Arun will join the Indian team on a two-year period until the end of the 2019 ICC World Cup, while current batting coach Sanjay Bangar has been elevated to the title of assistant coach for the same duration. R Sridhar will continue as fielding coach.
The decision to name Arun for the post came after the BCCI’s newly-formed committee, which included acting president CK Khanna and acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, along with former India player Diana Edulji, who is a member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), and board CEO Rahul Johri, had a meeting with Shastri in Mumbai on Tuesday.