The semi-final loss against Kiwis still remains fresh in the minds of Indian fans as it forced the side to bring their World Cup campaign to an end. A bad day at the office costed them a ticket to final, however, fans are standing by the team in these tough teams. For the first time, the support staff have been giving their statements since the exit. But are their positions safe? Will they continue to train Indian side in days to come?
According to reports, head coach Ravi Shastri and Bharat Arun are set to be retained by the management. A contract extension of 45 days is expected to be given to the duo. This means that they will be accompanying the side for the Caribbean tour which is set to commence next month.
Once the Indian side arrives home, skipper Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri are entitled to attend a meeting with the BCCI officials to discuss the happenings in the tournament.
Even Sridhar’s role as a fielding coach is currently said to be extended, however, the period of extension isn’t clearly known yet.
However, Sanjay Bangar’s position isn’t guaranteed as per the reports. It is to be noted that Bangar is the batting coach for the side for some years now. Though the bowling department clicked, a lot of dilemma existed on the batting side. Lack of a stable middle order kept India out of the game in certain situations. This might be one of the reasons why Bangar’s role might come under the scanner.
One of the senior most BCCI officials was quoted saying IANS that a confusion always existed while sending the next batsman to the middle and it wasn’t taken care properly by Sanjay Bangar. “It was pretty ordinary stuff when you had Bangar stating to the Indian media contingent that every player was available for selection when Shankar was ruled out early next morning on account of an injury sustained earlier on tour. Things have been somewhat disorganised when it comes to the assessment of performances of the support staff being made by people who were keen on having select individuals continue in their positions”, said the source.
It will be interesting how things turn up now in the team management and who will be considered as other potential options if someone is dropped.