Indian cricket team’s head coach- Ravi Shastri was re-appointed to the post and his tenure will extend till 2021 T20 World Cup. With this new tenure he will also get a hike in salary. Shastri’s annual salary can be up to Rs 10 crore. The most important thing is that the 57-year-old will start getting more salary than Indian captain Virat Kohli.A source close to BCCI confirms that Shastri will receive an annual salary of 9.5 crore to 10 crore. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Shastri could get a 20 per cent increase in his salary with a new contract, which the board has agreed to. After which he will be paid a whooping sum of Rs 9.5 crore to 10 crore annually. Earlier, according to the contract, coach Shastri was being given Rs 8 crore annually.
The salary of support staff has also increased. Bowling coach Bharat Arun retained his post and will now be given around Rs 3.5 crore annually. Fielding coach R Sridhar will also get the same amount. Apart from this, the salary of the new batting coach- Vikram Rathour, will be between 2.5 to 3 crores.
Indian team’s next challenge
The men in blue will next test their preparation for 2020 T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place in Australia. Virat Kohli and company will face South Africa in the three match T20 series, which starts on 15th September in the beautiful hill station of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The next match will be followed at PCA stadium in Mohali on 18th September with the third and last game scheduled on 22nd September at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. A young South African team will be led by Quinton de Kock.