India unlikely to appoint coach until 2016

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Reports suggest that Ravi Shastri will be handed a contract extension to continue as the India team director while a head coach is unlikely to be appointed until after the World T20 in 2016.

A former India international, Shastri was appointed as an interim team director on India's tour of England in July last year and continued in the role, with Duncan Fletcher as coach, at this year's world cup.

Fletcher's contract was not renewed after India lost in the semifinal at the global tournament and Shastri accompanied the team on their tour of Bangladesh, where they drew the one-off Test and lost the three-match ODI series two-one.

After the final ODI against The Tigers ODI captain MS Dhoni seemed to give his support to Shastri to continue in his role and said finding the right coach could take time.
 
"Even if the position of the coach is vacant for some time, it is okay. Don't put just anybody there just because the post is vacant. Then it will have a bad impact in the long run.
 
"It takes time to make these decisions, and our team generally doesn't have that time because we keep playing non-stop."

It now seems as if Shastri and the current management staff will all extend their deals.

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