Shastri wants Arun to be bowling coach

Shastri (pictured above) is eager to see Arun retain his position as bowling coach

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India head coach Ravi Shastri has told the BCCI that Bharat Arun should continue on as the national team’s bowling coach.

Arun held the same position when Shastri was India’s team director from 2014 to 2016, and it seems that the 55-year-old wants to keep familiar faces in the coaching set-up.

A final decision on Arun’s fate, along with that of batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar, will be made on Tuesday when a three-member committee meets Shastri.

Upon hearing what Shastri has to say, the three-member committee, which comprises of BCCI acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji, will pass their recommendations on to CoA chairman Vinod Rai, who will make a final decision.

When Shastri was unveiled as India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan were named overseas Test batting consultant and bowling consultant respectively.

But, Rai insists that Dravid and Zaheer were only recommended by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

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