Ravi Shastri likely to be paid over 7 crores as Indian coach

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Ravi Shastri likely to be paid over 7 crores as Indian coach

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The newly appointed Indian head coach Ravi Shastri is likely to be paid over 7 crores per annum for fulfilling his duties which is the same amount that had been suggested by Anil Kumble in his presentation. The bowling and batting coaches salaries will also be hiked up to INR 2 crores.

"BCCI is going to make an offer of more than Rs 7 crore to Shastri. This is the same amount which (predecessor) Anil Kumble had asked from the board during his presentation in May. But it can't be more than Rs 7.5 crore annually," a top functionary told TOI on Saturday.

Shastri earlier received the salary in the same bracket as the team director which included the compensation for skipping media commitments. The source also suggested that the batting and bowling coaches who will be working with Shastri would receive a hike to a maximum of Rs 2 crores, which would be a substantial increase in their salary from the original Rs 1 crore package per annum.

"The support staff bracket (batting and bowling coach) won't exceed the Rs 2 crore mark. The board is in the process of finalizing contracts as soon as possible," the official added.

Ravi Shastri has recommended Bharat Arun's name for the post of India's bowling coach and if he is included in the coaching staff, he would have to cut ties with the Indian Premier League like the others.

"Bangar had quit his IPL job at Kings XI Punjab and if Arun comes in he will also have to let go of his roles with RCB and the Hyderabad Ranji team," added the source.

Rahul Dravid will be paid Rs 4.5 crore in the first year as the coach of India A and India U-19 while his second year salary will be Rs 5 crores as per the contracts. The 44-year old will be paid additionally for his role as India's batting consultant on the overseas tour. However, the role of Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach has yet not been confirmed and his contract has been put on hold.

"There is no clarity on how many days Zaheer will be available. His salary will be based on his availability," the official said

It was reported that Zaheer had demanded Rs 4 crores as salary for his services as the bowling coach for a period of 100 days in 2016 which was rejected by BCCI.

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