“We will appoint…”Jay Shah drops a bombshell on team India’s new coach appointment

The Indian cricket team will get a new head coach for the upcoming limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, which begins later this month. BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned this on Monday but didn’t say who the new coach will be. It is likely that former opener Gautam Gambhir will take over from the current coach, Rahul Dravid. The Cricket Advisory Committee has interviewed candidates for this important position and has narrowed it down to Gambhir and former India women’s coach W V Raman.

Shah, who is in the Caribbean with the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup on Saturday by defeating South Africa by seven runs in the final, announced that a selector will also be appointed soon.

“We will soon appoint both a coach and a selector. The Cricket Advisory Committee has interviewed and chosen two candidates, and once we return to Mumbai, we will follow their decision. VVS Laxman will travel to Zimbabwe, but the new coach will start with the series against Sri Lanka,” Shah informed selected media, mentioning the Zimbabwe tour starting on July 6.

The Indian cricket team is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka to play three T20 matches and three one-day matches beginning on July 27.

Shah expressed his joy when India won an ICC championship for the first time in 11 years on Saturday. He commended the performances of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who both scored crucial runs to help India win the final match.

Both Rohit and Virat, who are key players, decided to stop playing T20 matches after their victory. The next day, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also announced he would no longer play in this format.

Shah also confirmed that a main team will be going to Australia later this year before the five Test matches there.

The BCCI is planning a celebration after they return to India, but the Hurricane warning has closed the airport in Barbados for an unknown time, leaving the winning team stuck.

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